Fake Soldiers, Indian Hemp Smugglers, Electricity Transformer Vandal Arrested In Ogun - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS

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Fake Soldiers, Indian Hemp Smugglers, Electricity Transformer Vandal Arrested In Ogun

CP Kenneth Ebrimson with PPRO Oyeyemi parading the seized Indian hemp at Eleweran on Friday 
Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - Two suspected fake soldiers terrorizing Itele, Ota area of Ogun State have been arrested by men of Ogun State Police command. 

The suspects, Babatunde Jude and Henry Agele were arrested following series of report by residents of the area about activities of some men in Army uniform terrorizing the area. 

Parading the suspects on Friday, the Ogun state Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson said the suspects were arrested in full military camouflage while extorting and brutalizing innocent members of the public.

One of the suspects, Babatunde Jude while speaking with THE ENCOUNTER NEWS  confessed to have been dismissed from the Army since 2015.

He said, when living was tough on him, he resorted to illegal ways of living and recruited his partner, Henry Agele to support him. 
CP Ebrimson parading the fake soldiers
Also, two suspected Indian Hemp smugglers arrested by men of Nigeria Police, Ogun State command have narrated how the border closure by the federal government has prevented them from smuggling illegal food items into the country. 

One of the suspects paraded on Friday at the Police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, Lateef Ganiyu explained that, he was recently introduced to the Indian hemp smuggling business as a means to survive. 

Lateef, a rice smuggler at Idiroko was arrested on Thursday alongside Audu Sulaiman by SARS operatives while transporting 40 bags of Indian hemp and 11 packs of Skunk (hard drug) along Igboora road in Abeokuta. 

The Police Commissioner, CP Kenneth Ebrimson said the suspects were arrested following technical intelligence gathering about some hoodlums specialized in large quantity supply of weed.

CP Ebrimson said, upon receiving the intelligence, the SARS operatives led by one ASP Olayiwola Babatunde pin down the suspects with a Chevrolet Bus with registration number KSF 390 XS loaded with 40 bags of weeds suspected to be cannabis and the Two occupants of the bus were arrested. 

Similarly, a suspected electricity cable and transformer vandal, Oguntade Segun was among the 24 suspects paraded by the Police on Friday. 

Segun was arrested on Wednesday at Iponri, via Atan-Ijebu area of Ogun state. The Commissioner of Police said suspect was arrested while vandalizing cable and electricity transformer.

Meanwhile, the state police command has launched its community policing formation network. 

The Police Commissioner, CP Ebrimson said the aim of the formation network is to inform the general public on the need to be security conscious and ensure cooperation to enhance reduction of crime in the state. 

Ebrimson added that, the formation network contained phone numbers of all divisional officers and the response lines of special operatives on the highways in case of emergency. 

He however called on members of the public not to hesitate in calling the designated hot lines at the Citizens Complaints Hot Centre, saying crime management is everybody's business. 

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