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Ogun police arrest four notorious landgrabbers


Ogun State police command has arrested four notorious landgrabbers while unleashing violence on the people of Babaode-Onibuku community in Ado odo Ota local government area of Ogun state. 

The alleged suspects are Najimu Ojumola aged 42, Monday Olaleye aged 25, Kehinde Martins 34yrs and 27-yrs old Felix John .

AƧcording to statement from the Force Spokesman in the state, the alleged landgrabbers were arrested following distress call received by the policemen at Onipanu divisional headquarters, that Babaode-onibuku village was under siege by group of land grabbers, who invaded the village with dangerous weapons, and held  resdents of the community hostage. 

The statement stated further that "upon the distress call, the DPO, Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job, quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene for rescue operation. 

"On getting to the scene, the hoodlums launched an attack on the policemen and injured one ASP Tajudeen Adeleke and Inspector Babatunde Olayiwola, but they were later subdued, and two amongst them Najimu Ojumola and Monday Olaleye were apprehended. 

"While the policemen were taken the arrested hoodlums to the station, their colleagues ambushed the policemen at Idiroko road, and attacked them with the view to free the arrested ones. They were subsequently dispatched and the duo of Felix John and Kehinde Martins were equally arrested".

Recovered from them are aƧcording to the statement are eight expended cartridges, one live cartridge, one cutlass, three Bajaj Motorcycle and one Toyota Corolla with registration number FST 42 FT.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Awolowo Ajogun has ordered the transfer of the suspects to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. 

The CP also warned land grabbers to stay clear of Ogun state, as the command will not tolerate any form of thuggery and hooliganism in any part of the state. 

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