December 17, 2015
By NGOZI UWUJARE
OGUN State Police Command has arrested over 150 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists, rescuing 15 victims and recovered 80 arms and ammunition.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abdulmajid Ali, said operatives of the Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS), of the command arrested the suspects “and they are in our custody for prosecution.
“The SARS commander, Mohammed Tijani, with his operatives arrested over 10 suspected cultists on November 5, 2015. They are suspected members of Aiye Confraternity at their hideout on Giwa Street, Ijoko, Ogun State.
“They recovered some arms and ammunition, like locally made double barrel pistol, live cartridges, one battle axe, knife, assorted charm one chisels and one hammer. The suspects Damilare and Olayinka.
C P Ali explained that further that the SARS operative some a hot chase from notorious armed robber in November 5, 2015when some armed robber four gang snatched a jeep from Lagos state and heading towards Ogun state from another robbery operative.
The SARS operatives opened five at the team while the hoodlum replied fire for fire while lead to their death for some robbers while other escape.
Also, they recovered one sport age KIA jeep Reg no. Ju422BU, one made in Ghana pistol with three Barrel loaded with one expended cartridge, one double barrel pistol and 13 live cartridge.”
Ali added that the SARS operatives also arrested four suspects in joint patrol with a police team in Ayepe: “The suspects confessed that they were coming from Delta State to meet their gang leader called Wisdom in Ogun State now at large. The suspects were Gelebele, Moses, Mohammed and Friday.
“Some suspects were arrested at Ilase Idiroko, after snatching a Toyota jeep with Registration No EPE956DP. Others escaped and the jeep was recovered. SARS operatives arrested three other suspects identified as Kehinde, Afolabi and Akeem who attempted to kidnap at Oke-llewo, Abeokuta.
“One Infinix zero phone valued at N45,000, N 690,000 and one Honda car with Reg. No FKJ 566BR, were recovered.”
Ali said the command would make Christmas and New Year period crime free: “We have warned criminals to desist from their evil deeds or we will chase them out of the state.
We are not going to take any chance, we have mapped out strategies to secure the state.
“The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be well policed during the period and even beyond. We have been parolling the highway 48hours. We want motorists and passengers to have confidence in the police. We want the people to enjoy Christmas and the New Year in peace and not in pieces”.