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Police Arrest Suspected Rapists, Robbers in Ogun

Muyiwa Adejobi, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer
Posted: Mar 25, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emmanuel Udom, Lagos

Police detectives in Ogun State have arrested no fewer than 10 suspected rapists in various parts of Ogun state in the last three weeks.
The spate of arrests followed the recent allege abduction, rape and murder of a 20-year-old lady, who was going to write the 2016 University Matriculation Examination at Awa Ijebu in Ogun State.
Independent recalled that the early this month, the lady identified as Joan Egemba was allegedly raped and subsequently killed by suspected ritualists.
Media reports had it that Joan, a National Diploma (ND) Accountancy certificate from the Federal Polytechnic in Ilaro, Ogun state was going for the examination on March 3, 2016, at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) office in Awa before she met her untimely death, around Ijebu Oru junction.
However, a police source at Ogun State Police Command at Eleweran disclosed on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, that police detectives have reached an advanced stage with the arrest of 10 suspects in connection with the incident.
According to the source, some of the suspects were picked around Shobanjo Street in Ifo, off Ilupeju Abalti Street, in Ogun state, close to the Kegite Palm Wine Drinkers Club.
The Palm Wine Drinkers Club has notoriety for harbouring Area Boys, who gathered there to smoke Indian hemp.
Our sources, who declined to give the names of the suspect arrested, said that it could jeopardize police investigations, which has reached an advanced stage.
He however disclosed that those arrested have made useful information that could help to track down other suspects.
The police however said that some other suspects were arrested when undercover police detectives stormed identified black spots around Sango Ota, Abeokuta, Ikenne, Iju Atan and Owode Obafemi areas of the state.
Muyiwa Adejobi, Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer confirmed the arrest, assuring that the police will charge the matter to court after it investigations are completed.