Police Arrests Gun-wielding Land Grabbers In Ogun

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  • Their arrest followed a distress call received by Onipanu Ota Divisional Police Headquarters that the village was under attack by men suspected to be land grabbers…

EKO HOT BLOG reports that men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested two suspected land grabbers for invading the Idiagbon community in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state with offensive weapons.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this via a statement issued on Tuesday, noting that the suspects – Olaolu Fashina and Akinshola Oluwasanmi – were nabbed on Monday.

Their arrest followed a distress call received last night by Onipanu Ota Divisional Police Headquarters that the village was under attack by men suspected to be land grabbers, numbering about 60 and armed with dangerous weapons.

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The suspects

“Upon the distress call, the DPO Onipanu division CSP Bamidele Job quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene,” the police spokesman said.

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with many motorcycles started shooting sporadically in order to escape from the scene, but the policemen pursued them and with the assistance of the people of the community, two amongst them were apprehended.”

Recovered from them are two live cartridges and one Bajaj motorcycle with registration number TTD 472 VN.

Reacting to the arrest, the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

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