Two suspected land grabbers have been arrested for invading the Idiagbon community in Ado Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state with offensive weapons.
The state police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement released on Tuesday November 9, said the suspects identified as Olaolu Fashina and Akinshola Oluwasanmi were nabbed on Monday November 8 after Onipanu Ota Divisional Police Headquarters received a distress call.
Oyeyemi said the police were told that the village was under attack by men suspected to be land grabbers, numbering about 60 and armed with dangerous weapons.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO Onipanu division CSP Bamidele Job quickly mobilised his men and moved to the scene.
“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 assistance of the people of the community, two amongst them were apprehended.”
Two live cartridges and one Bajaj motorcycle with registration number TTD 472 VN were recovered from the suspects.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspects to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
The police commissioner who also directed that the fleeing members of the gang be hunted down and brought to justice, warned hoodlums to relocate from the state as Ogun will no longer be conducive for them to operate.