Four arrested as land grabbers ‘kill’ two in Ogun community – robbery suspects | Dailytrust

Four arrested as land grabbers ‘kill’ two in Ogun community – robbery suspects

Operatives of the Ogun State police command have arrested four suspected land grabbers who allegedly attacked Babaode-Onibuku community in Ado-Odo Ota Local government Area of the state.

The hoodlums had, on Wednesday, attacked the village and allegedly shot two people dead while injuring several others.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday, told newsmen that four suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime.

The suspects- Najimu Ojumola, Monday Olaleye, Kehinde Martins and Felix John, were arrested, following a distress call received by the policemen at Onipanu divisional headquarters.

Oyeyemi said the hoodlums invaded the village with weapons and held residents of the community hostage.

The PPRO disclosed that the assailants also attacked the police who were on rescue operation to the village and injured an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Tajudeen Adeleke, and Inspector Babatunde Olayiwola.

“Upon the distress call, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, mobilised his men and moved to the scene for a rescue operation.

“On getting to the scene, the hoodlums launched an attack on the policemen and injured one ASP Tajudeen Adeleke and Inspector Babatunde Olayiwola, but they were later subdued, and two among them; Najimu Ojumola and Monday Olaleye were apprehended.

“While the policemen were taking the arrested hoodlums to the station, their colleagues ambushed the policemen at Idiroko road, and attacked them in an effort to free the arrested ones.

“They were subsequently dispatched and the duo of Felix John and Kehinde Martins were equally arrested”, the PPRO said.

The police spokesman added that eight expended cartridges, one live cartridge, one cutlass, three Bajaj Motorcycles and one Toyota Corolla with registration number FST 42 FT were recovered from the hoodlums.

 

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