The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a fake Soldier, identified as Babatunde Jude, while extorting and brutalizing innocent members of the public, and also paraded twenty-four suspected criminals for various offences
Penpushing reports that, the Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson who paraded the twenty-four suspects at the Eleweran Police Headquarters in Abeokuta, the State Capital said the fake soldier was apprehended in a full military camouflage,
The police boss disclosed that other suspects were arrested at different locations across the state for various offences ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping , adding that the fake soldier on his part had, however, confessed to be a dismissed soldier, who has been dismissed since 2015, while his accomplice, Henry Agele, has never been a solider before. .
The Commissioner gave identities of the robbery suspects as include; Isiaka Ismail, Gbagbo Felix and Daniel Nomsha who were arrested following an intelligence report after concluding plan to unleash terror on residents of Opeji Community in Odeda Local Government Area of the State.
Penpushing further reports that, Ebrimson said the suspects were caught with one English Pump Action Rifle, two locally made Single barrel gun, One loaded Dane gun and Eight live Cartridges,while a member of another robbery gang, Orji Joseph, was arrested with a cutlass and one Ford Transit Bus with registration number, GGE 235 XY, loaded with Motor Spare Parts..
The Commissioner, said there was arrest of suspected kidnappers, Bello Muhammed and Babaginda Aliyu, who demanded for the sum of ₦50,000 from family of the abductees, who were however rescued unhurt with no ransom paid.
Penpushing also reports that the arrest of two suspects, Audu Sulaiman and Lateef Ganiyu, with forty bags of weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp and eleven packs of Skunk, also known as “Next Level”, was carried out by the police.
The Commissioner added that suspected electricity vandal, Oguntade Segun, was apprehended with one cutting saw, one overhead transformer tank, one axe, bag containing mechanical tools, two cut to size armour cable and some armoured cover.
Penpushing reports that,in another development, the police boss launched an information network pamphlet, “Community Policing Information Network”, adding that, “the information pamphlet is geared towards community policing, is geared towards engagement, is geared towards cooperation with members of host community where the police is operating.
“The beauty of this pamphlet is that at the comfort of your home, you can activate any of the numbers, you can hide their numbers and call any of the number depending on the area you are residing’, the commissioner explained.
“The pamphlet contains my own direct line number, with other management staffs. We want to be accountable, we want to be responsive to the yearning of members of the society and we want to deliver quality police in service” he said.
The Commissioner while also appreciating the State Governor, Dapo Abiodun over the donation of 27 Operational Vehicles deployed across parts of the State, said “If you are moving around the State, you would have been noticing and seeing White Operational Vehicles with Siren designated in different points that will respond to distress calls in the neighbourhood”