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Five Suspected Robbers Arrested In Ogun

Posted: Apr 18, 2016 at 4:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom


Ogun State Police Command has arrested five suspected armed robbers who specialise in snatching cars and recovered locally made bullet proof vest from them in Ota area of Ogun State.

Two other suspected cultists were arrested in Ago Iwoye for initiating young members into their cult group.

The incidents happened along Owode/Idiroko road in Ota on Saturday around 10am.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Olumiyiwa Adejobi, the Public Relations Officer of Ogun state police command who confirmed the arrests in a press statement said that the suspected armed robbers were arrested by police operatives attached to Onipanu Division of the command at their hideout along Owode/Idiroko road in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, following a tip off from an informant.

The suspects include Mathew Faleti, M, 25; Shola Isah, M, 35; Monday Edun, M, 22; Mkses Kumolusa, M, 20; and Adebisi Telfa, M, 20.

The suspects confessed to belonging to a Syndicate of car snatchers who terrorised Otta area and Ogun State at large. They also confessed to allegedly having powers to hypnotise their victims.

Items recovered from them include one red unregistered Bajaj Motorcycle, locally made bullet proof vest, assorted charms, dangerous weapons and various suspected stolen items.

In the same vein, police operatives attached to Ago Iwoye Division of the Command also arrested two suspected cultists while initiating some young boys in a bush at Imosan Ijebu, via Ago Iwoye on Saturday.

The suspected cultists were arrested when some of the newly initiated members reported to the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the Division that they were forcefully initiated into the cult group.

The suspects include Obasanjo Segun, M, 25 and Musari Saheed, M, 25 of Computer Village in Ago Iwoye of Ogun State.

The suspects confessed that they belong to Aiye confraternity.

The Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Abdulmajid Ali, has meanwhile directed that all the suspects be transferred to the Special Anti Robbery Squad for proper investigation.

The CP warned that he will not tolerate acts of cultism and criminality in Ogun State and vowed to flush cultists out of Ogun state.