The Ogun State Police command intensified raid of black spots or criminal hideouts across the state over the weekend. The raids were carried out as a follow-up to the command’s determination to rid Ogun State of criminals. Almost 70 suspects were arrested from various black spots at the weekend.
The raid exercises were directed by the Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye and coordinated by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge Operations DCP Mohammed Abdulkadir as one of the strategies adopted by the command to make the state inhabitable for hoodlums.
In Ibafo Division of the command, a team of policemen led by the Divisional Crime Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Paul Omiwole, raided a spot and arrested one Saidu Hassan,54, and Shehu Abubakar,33, with 38 bags of weeds suspected to be indian Hemp at Kara Area, Ibafo, Obafemi Owode Local Govt Area of Ogun State at about 6.30 pm on Saturday.
Other places where raids were carried out in the state include Ode Remo, Ipara Remo. Sapade, Akaka, Ijebu Ode, Odogboolu,Sagamu, Ogijo, odeda, adigbe, Ibara in abeokuta, agbara, Ijebu Igbo, Ewekoro etc.
The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed to Street Journal that the screening and investigation of those arrested during the raid exercises is on going at various police formations in Ogun state. He also stated that those found wanting will be charged to court immediately while the duo arrested in Ibafo area with bags of Indian hemp will be handed over to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency for further investigation.
While vowing to continue the raid of blacks spots in the state, CP Ikemefuna Okoye warned police officers to carry out the raids devoid of corruption; that any police officer found engaging in corrupt practices in the course of his duties, particularly raids, will be grossly dealt with. He advised the general public to always get across to the state headquarters or him personally whenever the exercise,raid, is carried out for economic gains by the police which he describes as contrary and detrimental to the mission of the command.