1. Operatives of  the  Ogun State Police Command  have apprehended three  members of a notorious land grabbing syndicate who have been terrorizing Ota and its environs.

The suspects; Rufai Abdulkareem, Tobi Ajayi and Wasiu Oladipupo according to a statement by the Command’s  Image Maker a,f DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi were  arrested through a distress call received by the Area  Commander Ota from Owolabi estate that some hoodlums numbering about ten operating on motorcycles invaded the estate, armed with dangerous weapons and shooting sporadically at people working on a site.

The atacck according to the police left , seven people amongst the workers sustaining  various degrees of gunshot injuries.

DSP Oyeyemi added that , upon the distress call, the Area Commander Ota, Acp Monday Agbonnika quickly mobilized his anti-robbery men and moved to the scene.

The statement  says, on sighting  the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels, but three amongst them were arrested while others escaped.

The Police Authoutities say one locally made single barrel pistol, three live cartridges and two expended cartridges were recovered from them while the injured workers were taken to General hospital Ota for medical attention.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Kenneth Ebrimson according to the  PPRO has  directed that the arrested suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for further investigation.

He said he equally directed that the leader of the gang identified as Joseph Ayodele be hunted for and be brought to book.

The Commissioner according to the statement  therefore assured members of the public that the suspects will be charged to court in accordance with the anti-land grabbing laws of Ogun State as soon as investigation is concluded.


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