OGUN, Nigeria – Police in Ogun State on Wednesday arrested 10 suspected members of a land-grabbing syndicate who it was alleged, had 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 and armed with dangerous weapons, invaded the village, causing the villagers to run helter-skelter.
The Police Spokesperson 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, who succeeded in apprehending ten members of the syndicate”; adding that some of them escaped with various degrees of injuries.
According to Oyeyemi, items recovered from the arrested 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 the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.