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Police nab suspected land grabbers for causing mayhem in Ogun

The hoodlums were said to have shot sporadically, injuring six residents who were rushed to a nearby hospital.

• October 27, 2021
Ogun CP Lanre Bankole
Ogun Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole

Three suspected land grabbers who allegedly inflicted varying degrees of injury on members of Jegede village at Igbesa in Ado-Odo /Ota Local Government Area have been arrested in Ogun.

The spokesperson of the Ogun police, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said on Wednesday that the suspects were arrested in the Jegede community on Monday.

He explained that the arrest followed a distress call received by the policemen at Agbara Division that armed hoodlums had invaded the village and were shooting sporadically.

“Upon the distress call, the DPO of Agbara division, Saleh Dahiru, led his men to the scene where six men who had been shot by the hoodlums were rescued and taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.

“Three of the hoodlums were apprehended while others escaped.

“The police also recovered six live cartridges and fourteen expended cartridges from the hoodlums,” he said.

Mr Oyeyemi explained that the state Commissioner of Police (CP), Lanre Bankole, had directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.

He added that Mr Bankole had also launched a manhunt on the fleeing members of the gang in order to bring them to justice.

“The CP has warned land grabbers to steer clear of the state as their violent activities will not be tolerated by the command under his watch,” he said.

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