Commissioner of Police, CP, Kwara State command, Mohammed Bagega, says that his men from the State Intelligence Bureau, SIB, had to pay an entrance ticket fee of N20,000 for a night strip party to a designated bank as a guise to arrest a certain Mr. Akinsola Babatunde, the organizer of the clandestine party.
The CP made this disclosure while arraigning the suspect at the state police command, Ilorin, on Wednesday.
He was however mum on what charges to arraign Babatunde, saying that when the matter gets to prosecution, his men will know what to do.
While arraigning Babatunde, also known as Mr White, the commissioner noted that the party arrangement breached COVID 19 protocols.
Explaining the process of arresting the suspect, the police said that following credible intelligence on Akinsola Babatunde A.K.A “Mr White of No. 16, Achimugun Street Flower Garden G.R.A, Ilorin and his cohorts who are into organizing stripped/naked parties in Lounges, Club Houses, Service apartments and so on, in Ilorin metropolis and its environs, Operative of the State Intelligence Bureau attached to the command carried out a sting operation involving tactical undercover and maneuver.
“We arrested the said Mr. White who had advertised for a strip party in Ilorin on social media and successfully organized a party in a service apartment at Joab Street, behind Shoprite GRA, Ilorin.
“The immoral and illegal action of Mr. White and his accomplices clearly contradicted the Covid-19 protocol and equally promotes crime and criminality.
“Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing members of the gang and they will be charged to court as soon as the investigation is completed,” the commissioner said.
As learnt, the suspect was nabbed at the bank where the sting operation money was paid.
But reacting, Mr White said that the strip item on the party menu was just a promotion to attract customers.
“We never intended to strip anybody naked,” he said.
He added that he was aware of the COVID 19 protocols.
“This was why the party was a scheduled for the night and not day,” he said, because according to him, fewer people will come out at night.
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