Police Arrest 19 Suspects Terrorising Sango-Ifo In Ogun. Abeokuta State Police Command on Saturday said it has arrested 19 suspects claimed to have been intimidate Sango-Ifo area in Ogun State.
He also debunks a rumour going round the social media that there was an armed robbery incident in Adiyan area of Ifo local government of the state where no fewer than four people lost their lives.
Speaking with the press on a telephone chat, the command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the disaster in Adiyan was a conflict between two rival cult group.
Oyeyemi indicate anger at those who attain joy in spread fake news to strap up unnecessary tenderness among the people. He said, “how on earth will some people like to spread fake news. What did they stand to achieve from it.”
“Since, the matter started and as at this morning, nobody has gone to any of our stations around Agbado/Adiyan area to lodge complain that he was robbed”.
” The Area commander of Ota personally led police operatives to the area. After that, the Commissioner of Police has also directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations to visit the area.
In the interim, police in Ogun State said they have arrested no fewer than 19 suspects in connection with claimed robbery and cultists clash in Sango/Ota and Adiyan area of Ifo Local Government area of the state.
Oyeyemi, who disclose this in a statement, said the cult clashes and robbery attacks in Ifo, Sango, Owode-Ijako, Joju, Ijoko and Agbado areas during the lockdown in the state noted that the crisis was as a result of supremacy battle between two rival cult groups.
The PPRO unfold that it was the crisis that rocket into robbery and other criminal activities in the area.
He said, “the state police command in a bid to nip the crisis in the bud deployed large number of policemen embrace Special Anti-Robbery Squad , anti cultist unit, anti kidnapping unit as well as standard policemen drawn from all adjoining police stations.
“The policemen were oversee by the Area Commander, ACP Monday Agbonika later restored sanity and brought the hoodlums to book.
“In compliance with the directives of the commissioner of police, the teams moved into the area and embarked on violent and intelligence based patrol of the entire area of Ifo, Owode ijako, Joju, ijoko and Agbado area.
“Their efforts yielded positive results as five of the hoodlums were detain in ijako area of sango ota, they are Ekunoye lucky,m’ 22, Badmus Sodiq m’ 27, Showumi Femi m’ 21, Adeagbo Adewumi m’ 22 and Agboola Femi m’ 21.
“The patrol team also moved to winner church area along idiroko road where another suspect Adekunle Okeoye m’ 23 was arrested with a brand new locally made short gun loaded with five live cartridges and assorted charms.
“Also, the operatives extended their operation to Araromi community in Agbado where three other suspects namely Sulaiman Ogunbiyi, aka Absorver federal, Saminu Adamu and Nasiru Umar were arrested with face mask and assorted charms.
“Earlier, ten of the hoodlums have been picked up at various locations in Ifo, kajola and Ososun areas of Ifo local government by SARS operatives.”
Oyeyemi nevertheless said the commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered that all the arrested suspects be transferred to special anti robbery squads SARS for guarded investigation.
The PPRO added that the CP also ordered the continuation of the operation until the last of the hoodlums is arrested.
He said, “the CP, therefore, appealed to members of the public not to be unnecessarily alarmed as the command will continue to do everything within its power to ensure that the good people of Ogun state enjoy adequate security during and after this trying period of our dear country.
“He also urge them to reach out to the command through the control room number 08081770416 whenever they are in misery.”
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