Police Apprehend Land Grabbers For Unleashing Terror In Ogun Community - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Police Apprehend Land Grabbers For Unleashing Terror In Ogun Community

The arrested suspects
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji
ABEOKUTA - Police in Ogun State on Wednesday arrested 10 suspected members of a land grabbing syndicate who unleashed terror on innocent residents of Ewujomo village via Igbosoro in Ogijo area of the state.

The suspects; Ismaila Lawal, Tope Oniyide, Sodiq Lawal, Ahmed Olaringbe, Gafar Kafo, Ismaila Haruna, Okanlawon Olabinjo, Kamoru Arulogun, Suleman Oresesun and Kazeem Oresesun were all arrested following a distress call received by the police in Ogijo division that the hoodlums who came with motorcycles armed with dangerous weapons invaded the village as a result of which the villagers were running helter skelter.

The Police imagemaker in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said upon receiving the information, the DPO Ogijo Division, CSP Suleman Baba Muhammed mobilized his men and moved to the scene. 

Oyeyemi said on sighting the policemen, the hoodlums started shooting sporadically, but were overpowered by the police and they succeeded in apprehending ten members of the syndicate while some escaped with various degrees of injuries.

The PPRO said items recovered from the arrested the suspects are; two live cartridges, two expended cartridges, one expended Brownie pistol ammunition, charm and three bajaj motorcycles.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

The CP who praised the gallantry display of his warned that anybody with criminal intent will not find a safe haven in Ogun state and any criminal who decides to test the will power of the command will meet his Waterloo. 

The CP therefore assured the good people of Ogun State of adequate security especially at the Yuletide season.

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