The Ogun State Police Command has arrested three suspected land grabbers,Wasiu Adenuga,Michael John and Moruf Alaba for alleged robbery at Itusokun quarter in Odogbolu , located in Odogbolu local government area of the state.
Penpushing reports that the Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed said the suspects were arrested, following a report lodged at Odogbolu Divisional Headquarters by one Kemi Olukoya.
The police spokesman said the lady reported that while she was at her new site supervising construction workers, a group of boys numbering about eight invaded the site, and started shooting sporadically and chased the workers out of the site.
Penpushing further reports that, she told the police that, the hoodlums also snatched her bag containing sum of N500,000 and her mobile phone valued at N40,000 at gun point.
‘Upon the report, the DPO Odogbolu Division SP Adeniyi Awokunle mobilized his men, and moved to the scene, on getting there, the hoodlums were seen escaping through the nearby bush, they were hotly chased and one of them by name Wasiu Adenuga was subsequently apprehended’, Oyeyemi said.
Penpushing also reports that, he said further combing of the bush led to the arrest of two others namely; Michael John and Moruf Alaba, while three Bajaj motorcycle they used for their operation were also impounded.
The Command Public Relations Officer, said the victim had identified the three of them as members of the gang that attacked her and her workers,adding that the Commissioner of Police Edward Ajogun has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.
Meanwhile, Oyeyemi added that the police commissioner also directed that the remaining members of the gang be hunted for and brought to justice.
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