Three Fulani herdsmen have been arrested for armed robbery by the Ogun State Police Command.
The Ogun Police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this on Sunday to journalists in Abeokuta, said some exhibits were recovered from the suspects.
He said the suspects terrorised Atoba Estate in Sabo area of Abeokuta, as well as commuters and other road users along Igboora and Ayetoro Roads
He said their last operation which led to the arrest was carried out at the estate, and they were arrested some days later following a report made by the community to the police.
“The members of the community who had placed the suspected armed robbers under surveillance, sighted the (herdsmen) with their cattle around the area and were able to identify them as the robbers who robbed them and carted away their belongings some weeks back,” Mr. Adejobi said.
He said the community leaders contacted the Divisional Police Officer in charge of the area, Gbenga Megbope, who led his anti-robbery team to the scene where the robbers were arrested.
“The arrested herdsmen led police to their hide out in a jungle called Igbo Olodumare along Igboora Road Ogun state where additional two Fulani herdsmen were arrested and guns with cartridges recovered from them,” Mr. Adejobi said.
The command spokesperson said other weapons recovered from the suspects include cutlasses, expended cartridges, assorted charms and dummy guns.
The suspects were identified as Haruna Ibrahim, Usman Burani, and Haruna Usman
Meanwhile, the acting Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Haliru Gwandu, has directed that the matter be immediately transferred to the Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta for thorough investigation. He also assured the residents of the state of adequate protection of lives and property.