The police Anti Robbery team attached to Otta Area Command in Ogun State arrested 11 land grabbers with weapons and charms while launching attacks on the residents of Idi Agbon,via Ilogbo Otta in Ado Odo Otta Local Government Area around 6 pm on Saturday.
The activities of land grabbers or so called Ajagungbales have been a concern to all and sundry in Ogun state particularly the police because of the terror they unleash on the innocent people of the state; and the sophisticated weapons they possess.
The spokesman of the Ogun State Police Command, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed that those arrested came from neighbouring states. Their names were given as Wasiu Musa ,33,Nasiru Olanrewaju,28,Segun Iseotan,25,Friday Onakpise,24,Owolabi Shobayo,32,Nurudeen Akanni,21,Damilola Oluwole,32, Segun Tehela,33,Ajibola Adekunle,33,Ademola Adenuga,30,Olakunle Sholeye,32.
Adejobi also stated that 2 AK 47 rifles, 3 pump action guns, 38 rounds of AK 47 rifle ammunition, 48 live cartridges, some offensive weapons and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects at the scene.
He stressed the fact that the command will not tolerate any act of terror or hooliganism or vandalism, capable of causing mayhem or threats or fears in the minds of the people of the state.
It was contained in a statement signed by Adejobi that “the Commissioner of Police Ogun State Command, CP Ikemefuna Okoye has directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Department of Criminal Investigation, Eleweran, Abeokuta to carry out thorough investigation on the case and those found culpable be charged to court accordingly”.
The command appealed to the general public to always inform the police or other security agencies around them of the criminal activities of Ajagungbales for necessary action and proper investigation as the command will not leave any stone unturned to get Ogun state rid of them.