Ogun: Police arrest three land grabbers for attempted murder


Ogun State police command have arrested three suspected land grabbers while invading Jegede village, in Igbesa area of Ado Odo Ota Local Government area of the state.

The suspects: Adewale Muyibi, Kamoru Ayodele and Taofeek Ogundele, were caught with dangerous weapons, with which they inflicted varying degrees of injuries on members of the community.

Their arrest followed a distress call received by the policemen at Agbara divisional headquarters that armed hoodlums had invaded Jegede village and were shooting sporadically.

“Upon the distress call, the Divisional Police Officer, Agbara division, SP Saleh Dahiru, led his men to the scene where six men, namely Sunday Okorie, Shoneye Akeem, Lakan Oloyede, Jimoh Musibau Akande Oyedeji and Hamzat Idiris, who had been shot by the hoodlums, were rescued to the hospital for treatment, while three amongst the hoodlums were apprehended and others escaped,” the command’s sposkeman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said.

Six live cartridges and fourteen expended cartridges were recovered from them.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole, has directed that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

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

The CP warned land grabbers to steer clear of the state, as their violent activities will not be tolerated by the command under his watch.