- The security operatives attached to the residence of a former governor of Ogun state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, have arrested two person for breach of privacy
- The suspects, a lady and a young man, were said to have flown a drone in a bid to monitor activities going on in the former governor's Abeokuta house
- However, the state police public relations officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said that he was not aware of the arrest of the suspects
Two persons have been arrested for flying a drone over the house of a former governor of Ogun state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, located within Ibara Government Reserved Area (GRA) Abeokuta, Ogun.
The development was revealed by one of Osoba's aides, Adekunle Adeyemi, in a statement made available to newsmen, Punch reports.
According to Adeyemi, the two suspects, a lady and a young man, whose identities were not disclosed, were allegedly caught by the private security guards attached to Osoba’s residence.
They reportedly flew the drone to monitor activities within the premises. The aide stated that the drone was later shot down by Osoba’s security operatives, adding that when the suspects were arrested, their explanations for the act were incoherent.
Referring to the action as a breach of Osoba’s security and privacy, Adeyemi said that a few years ago, some persons invaded a part of the same building and dug out buried armoured cables.
He further disclosed that the ex-governor just returned from a trip to the United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 26, and was in his Abeokuta home in preparation for a meeting to discuss a hitch-free conduct of the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for Friday, September 28.
In his statement, Adeyemi said: “This will be another breach of security of Chief Osoba’s private security. A few years ago, unidentified persons invaded part of the compound and took reasonable time to dig out buried armored cables. This was done in most professional manner.
“It will also be recalled that sometime ago, two bungalows on the premises were vandalised by unidentified hoodlums. Another breach was when insulting graffiti were written round the fence of Chief Osoba’s house, not too long ago.
“Those involved in the latest action have been handed over to an arm of government agencies for investigations.”
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the state police public relations officer, when contacted, said that he was not aware of the arrest. Oyeyemi said: “I am not aware of such arrest.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Friday, February 16, had set the record straight following misconceptions that the first indigenous operational Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) known as TSAIGUMI was launched by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2013.
NAF in a statement by Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, director of public relations and information Nigerian Air Force sent to NAIJ.com, said the GULMA UAV was indeed the NAF’s first indigenous UAV, while the TSAIGUMI UAV was the first indigenous operational UAV.
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