Land grabbers invade Ogun community, 2 arrested

Two suspected land grabbers Olaolu Fashina, and Akinshola Oluwasanmi have been arrested by the police in Ogun for invading Idiagbon community in Ado-Odo, Ota local government area of the state while armed with dangerous weapons.

Two suspected land grabbers Olaolu Fashina, and Akinshola Oluwasanmi have been arrested by the police in Ogun for invading Idiagbon community in Ado-Odo, Ota local government area of the state while armed with dangerous weapons.

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Two suspected land grabbers, Olaolu Fashina, and Akinshola Oluwasanmi, have been arrested by the police in Ogun over invasion of Idiagbon community in Ado-Odo, Ota local government area of the state while armed with dangerous weapons.

According to Ogun police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi the suspects were among armed hoodlums numbering about 60 who invaded Idiagbon Community around 8 pm on Monday, 8 November.

He added that the the arrest of the suspects followed a distress call received by the police in Onipanu Ota divisional headquarters that the village is under attack by invading armed hoodlums.

“Upon the distress call, the Dpo Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele job quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene.

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“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums who came with many motorcycles started shooting sporadically in order to escape from the scene, but the policemen pursued them and with the assistant of the people of the community, two amongst them were apprehended,” said Oyeyemi.

The Police spokesperson listed items recovered from the suspects to include two live cartridges and one Bajaj motorcycle with registration number TTD 472 VN.

Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects 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 also warned hoodlums under any nomenclature to relocate from the state as the gateway state will no longer be conducive for them to operate.