Ogun police arrests couple for possession of stolen rifles

Nigerian Police

The police sought the help of Ogun residents in the reduction of crime in state.

The Ogun State Police Command said on Tuesday that it arrested a couple over alleged possession of stolen rifles owned by security operatives.

The suspects were paraded alongside 17 others at Eleweran Police Headquarters in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

The couple, Okon Ohinme and Blessing Sunday, residents of Ogbere, Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state, were found in possession of one locally-made pistol and three live cartridges, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said.

He added that a female neighbour of the couple, Kemi Osho, was also arrested.

According to police officer, four rifles allegedly stolen from security operatives, three locally made pistols, live and expended cartridges, mobile phones, assorted charms and a sum of N255,000 were among the exhibits recovered from the suspects.

Mr. Adejobi said the police at Ogbere Division received information in December 2013 that the suspects were terrorizing innocent citizens.

He said the law enforcement agents swung into action, arrested the couple and recovered weapons from them. He said the suspects will be charged to court once the police concludes its investigation.

In another development, Mr. Adejobi said that four members of Buccaneer Confraternity were arrested in Sagamu penultimate Monday.

“Information was received by DPO Sagamu Division that some suspected cultists were inside the bush behind Sagamu Local Government staff quarters initiating new members,” he said.

“On receipt of the information, a combined team of policemen and vigilante group raced to the scene. On sighting the team, the hoodlums opened fire on the team. This was repelled by the police resulting to the arrest of four of the members while others escaped with their weapons,” Mr. Adejobi narrated.

He added that another suspected cult member on the police wanted list, Samuel Godwin, was arrested in Sagamu with a cash of N255,000 and a wrap of weed, suspected to be Indian hemp.

The police spokesperson spoke about the command’s determination to control crime rate in 2014. He appealed to residents of the Ogun to give any information that will help reduce crime in the state.


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