The Ogun State Police Command has arrested three suspected armed robbers in a major raid of a criminal hideout in Gbaga-Eriyo area of Ogijo Town in Sagamu Local Government.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this on Sunday to journalists, explaining that the raid was with the efforts of a vigilante in the state.
Mr. Adejobi, who said the arrest occurred on March 14, named the suspects as Yusuf Olatunji, Jamiu Babatunde, and Tunde Ajasa.
He said the items found on the suspects included one locally made pistol, live cartridges, knives, cutlasses, bags of substances suspected to be Indian hemp, various mobile phones and assorted charms.
He said the police were aware some criminals were relocating from neighbouring states and thus was focussing on boundary towns like Ogijo, Ijebu Ode, Ijebu Igbo, Isheri, Akute Ajuwon and Otta.
“These strategies of raid, intelligence gathering and rigorous patrol have paid off and the command will not relent in its efforts to sustain such,” he said.
The spokesperson said the police commissioner, Abdulmajid Ali, “emphasized on constant raid of black spots and promised to continue to encourage his officers and men to fight crimes in Ogun State.”
The police boss also ordered that the suspects, who are assisting the police with useful information, be handed over to the Special Anti Robbery Squad for further investigation.
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