Ogun police kill 37 ‘armed robbers’

The Ogun State Police Command on Monday said that its officers shot dead 37 armed robbers and arrested over 200 robbery suspects in various operations in the first three quarters of 2014.

The State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, made the disclosure to journalists at a press conference before parading some arrested suspected criminals over various offences ranging from rape, murder and cultism.

Speaking further at Eleweran headquarters of the Command, Abeokuta, the police boss added that 170 arms, 1,777 ammunitions and 116 vehicles were recovered during the period under review.

He also disclosed that over N100 hundred million worth of property was also recovered by his Command.

Mr. Ikemefuna also said thirty-one suspected cultists were arrested at a hotel during initiation.

“Based on information received by Obantoko Division that some suspected cultists belonging to Eye Confraternity were having initiation ceremony at Bolif Hotel, Obantoko area. On receipt of the information, detectives attached to Obantoko Division swung into action and raced to the scene where 31 suspected cultists were arrested,” he stated.

Mr. Ikemefuna promised the people of the state that the command will ensure safety of lives and property in the state.

At the parade of the suspects, one of them had a picture of a bird with the inscription, “National Association of Airlords, Determination Regime”.

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