Abeokuta – The Ogun Police Command has arrested a middle-aged Nigerien for allegedly being in possession of more than 1,000 passport photographs of young boys.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that also found on the suspect were a camera and several forms.
The spokesman of the command, Mr Muyiwa Adebajo, said in a statement in Abeokuta on Saturday that the suspect was arrested at Ogijo on Friday.
He said the suspect, who claimed to be staying with one Alhaji Ismalia Abu in Ikeja area of Lagos State since 2013, could not explain his mission in Ogijo or what he was doing in the country.
Adebajo said the Ogun Commissioner of Police, Mr Ikemefuna Okoye, had directed that the case should be transferred to the Ogun Command of the Nigerian Immigration Service for further investigations.
“When the immigration authorities are through with the investigations, the state Police Command will decide on the next line of action,” the statement added.
Adebajo assured members of the public that the police would continue to do their best toward ensuring security.
He commended residents of Ogijo, particularly the community’s leadership, for the support offered in arresting the suspect.