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Police arrest suspected kidnapper for allegedly carrying AK47 rifle in Ogun state

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a herdsman, identified as Mohammed in the company of another herdsman at Oha forest, Imeko Afon area of the state, for allegedly carrying an Ak47 rifle.

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Penpushing reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement said the suspect was arrested on Tuesday adding that, the arrested herdsman was strongly suspected to be a member of kidnap syndicates who have been terrorizing the area for quite some time.”

“Operatives of Ogun state police command on Tuesday, 10th of August 2021, apprehended a herdsman who simply identified himself as Mohammed, with one AK 47 rifle. The suspect was arrested following an information received by the DPO Imeko divisional headquarters, that two young Fulani boys were sighted at CAC Oha forest Iwoye Ketu in Imeko Afon local government area with Ak 47 riffle’,Oyeyemi said.

Penpushing further reports that, the police spokesman in the press statement  said on receipt of the information, the Divisional Police Officer mobilised police officers alongside hunters and vigilante men to search the forest.

“After hours of combing the forest, one Mohammed was seen hiding in the bush with one AK 47 rifle, and he was promptly arrested. The arrested armed boy is strongly suspected to be member of kidnap syndicates who have been terrorizing the area for quite some time now’ Oyeyemi emphasised.

Penpushing also reports that, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for investigation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner as at the time of filing this report  also directed that the entire forest be properly combed with the view to apprehending other members of his gang, suspected to still be lurking within bush

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