The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osun State Command, has rescued Adewole Suliyat, a mother of three, from being lynched by residents of Osogbo’s Ayepe area for stealing a goat.
Members of the community have recently reported missing domestic animals, according to the Command’s spokeswoman, DSC Adigun Daniel, who verified the occurrence in a statement on Thursday, November 11.
“On the 9th of November, 2021, one woman named Adewole Suliyat, F,30, a mother of three who claimed to be a trader and hails from Konda area, Ilobu, Irepodun Local Government of Osun State was caught by a neighbour at Ayepe Area in Osogbo where she came to steal a black goat,” Adigun stated.
“Taking the stolen she-goat out of the community, she was challenged and upon interrogation, she confessed to having stolen it. Residents of the area who were furious about the act pounced on her to avenge but for the intervention of the NSCDC personnel, Osun State Command, she was rescued,”
She acknowledged committing the crime in her confessional statement. She travelled from Ilobu in the Irepodun Local Government to Oke Ayepe in the Osogbo Local Government.
“I have a peculiar way of catching the animals. I usually carry some dried peel of cassava in a plastic basket so when I look round and find no one in sight, I put down the basket. Goats find it attractive and while feeding on it I catch and tie them. Anyone I meet on the way would think I bought it from the owner,” the woman explained.
The PRO further stated that the suspect will be charged to court after the investigation.