The Ogun state police have arrested three accused land grabbers who reportedly injured people of Jegede village in Igbesa, Ado–Odo/Ota Local Government Area, to varying degrees.
The accused, Adewale Muyibi, Kamoru Ayodele, and Taofeek Ogundele, were arrested at Jegede community in ogun state on Monday, according to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement released in Abeokuta on Wednesday.
The arrest, according to Oyeyemi, came after police officers at Agbara Division got a distress call claiming armed hoodlums had entered the area and were firing indiscriminately.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO of Agbara division, SP Saleh Dahiru, led his men to the scene where six men who have been shot by the hoodlums were rescued and taken to the nearest hospital for treatment.
“Three of the hoodlums were apprehended while others escaped.
“The police also recovered six live cartridges and fourteen expended cartridges from the hoodlums,” he said.
The state Commissioner of Police (CP), Lanre Bankole, has ordered that the suspects be moved to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for a quiet investigation, according to Oyeyemi.
He also stated that Bankole has initiated a manhunt for the gang’s fleeing members in order to apprehend them.
“The CP has advised land grabbers to stay away from the state because the command would not allow such violent acts under his watch,” he added.