10 land grabbers arrested in Ogun


By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta

Ogun state police command 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 Sagamu local government.

The suspects are  Ismaila Lawal, Tope Oniyide, Sodiq Lawal, Ahmed Olaringbe, Gafar Kafo, Ismaila Haruna, Okanlawon Olabinjo, Kamoru Arulogun, Suleman Oresesun and Kazeem Oresesun.

According to statement from the Force Spokesman in the state, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, they were all arrested following a distress call received by the police in ogijo division that the hoodlums who came with motorcycles and armed with dangerous weapons have invaded the village as a result of which the villagers were running helter skelter

Receiving the information, the DPO Ogijo Division, CSP Suleman Baba Muhammed was said to have mobilized his men and moved to the scene.

Sighting the policemen, the hoodlums whose actions had thrown the community into pandemonium allegedly started shooting sporadically but were overpowered by the police leading to arrest of 10 members of the syndicate while some escaped with various degrees of injuries.

Recovered from the arrested suspects were 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 officers warned that anybody with criminal intent would not find a safe haven in Ogun state and that any criminal who decided 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 moreso that Yuletide season was around the corner.