. Arrest Four
As part of its efforts to rid the state of crime, the Ogun State Police Command, on Sunday announced the recovery of heavy nail-like rods buried on highways by hoodlums to destroy or puncture tyres of moving vehicles along Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway.
The command’s Anti Robbery Team attached to the expressway on patrol recovered these dangerous items planted by hoodlums along the road on Saturday.
The spokesman of the command, Muyiwa Adejobi made it known in a statement made available to Street Journal that “hoodlums have been using this technique to destroy tyres on highways, thus robbing their victims(commuters) of their belongings. This prompted the command to re-strategize and put the axis under surveillance before their “weapons” were recovered”.
Adejobi also stated that at about 4.45 pm on Friday, the Highway Patrol Team attached to Ijebu Ode/Benin expressway arrested four suspects namely: Oluwaseun Oladapo, Julius Tepe, Kamoru Moruf, and Surajudeen Busari while on its routine express patrol along the expressway.
The team had flagged down one black coloured Honda Accord with Reg.No Lagos AAA 219 BP, with the afore mentioned occupants at Ososa area along the Expressway. The attitudes of the occupants raised suspicions that led to their arrest and they could not give any satisfactory explanation on the ownership of the vehicle.
The command has restated its commitment to wage wars against highway robbers and other criminals in the state.
The Commissioner of Police Ogun State, CP Ikemefuna Okoye has reassured the good people of Ogun State and those on transit in the state of adequate security of lives and property particularly on our highways.
The commissioner has ordered the Area Commander Sagamu, Assistant Commissioner of Police Lanre Bankole and his Ijebu Ode counterpart ACP Mudashiru Abdullahi to investigate the two cases respectively and make sure they apprehend those involved in the acts of planting heavy nail-like objects on the roads all over their areas particularly Lagos/Ibadan and Ijebu Ode/Benin Expressways that pass through the two area commands in the state.
The Commissioner also encouraged the good people of the state and those on transit to always call the command’s distress nos for help. The numbers are 0801770416 or 08081770419 and 08123822910.