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Police Arrest 2 Suspected Land Grabbers In Ogun

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By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

The Police Command in Ogun State on Tuesday said it has arrested two suspected land grabbers for allegedly invading Idiagbon Community in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state with offensive weapons.

The Police Spokesman in the state, Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Ota, stating that the suspects were arrested on Nov. 8

He gave their names as Olaolu Fashina, 58, and Akinshola Oluwasanmi, 46.

Oyeyemi explained that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received by the police at Onipanu, Ota Divisional Headquarters, at about 8 p.m on Monday.

He added that the village was under attack by men suspected to be land grabbers, numbering about 60 and armed with dangerous weapons.

“Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Onipanu Division, Bamidele Job, quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene.

“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with many motorcycles started shooting sporadically so as to escape from the scene.

”But the policemen pursued them and with the assistance of the people of the community, two amongst them were apprehended,” he said.

The PPRO said that two live cartridges and one Bajaj motorcycle, with registration number TTD 472 VN, were recovered from them.

The state Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation,

Bankole also directed that the fleeing members of the gang be hunted and brought to justice.

The police chief warned hoodlums under any nomenclature to relocate from the state as the gateway state would no longer be conducive for their criminal activities.

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