The police also recovered property worth N55 million.
The Ogun State Police Command said it has in the last six months arrested 150 armed robbers and recovered property valued at over N55 million.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ikemefuna Okoye, said this on Tuesday in his office, at the Eleweran Police Headquarters, Abeokuta, while briefing journalists on the command’s activities.
He said the record covers January to June; and also provided details of other successes recorded within the period including recovery of ammunition.
Mr. Okoye said 24 robbers were shot dead, 27 cultists arrested, 131 vehicles recovered, 7 kidnappers arrested,3 rape suspects arrested,1,153 suspects arrested for various offences,319 cases charged to court, and 23 people convicted.
In a related development, the police boss disclosed that a 51-year-old woman, Tanwa Adekoya, has been arrested for allegedly engaging in human trafficking and prostitution.
He explained that the arrest was effected following a report by one Sunday Kusimo in Abeokuta that Ms. Adekoya and her daughter trafficked his wife and two others to Mali.
The complainant further informed the police that the suspect gave the victims the impression of taking them to Dubai as sales girls.
“On receipt of the complaint, the command commenced investigation and discovered that the victims were actually trafficked to Mali and that they had been distributed to different brothels in camps at Canakoyo, Yana and Batalatubu; and had been forced into prostitution where they were either beaten or chained to the bed for men to sleep with for CFA 1000 equivalent to N300,” the commissioner said.
He said the victims were back in Abeokuta; while the suspect and victims would be handed over to agency against prohibition in persons, NAPTIP.