Ogun State Police Command Parades 40 Suspects for Various Crimes Including Cultism, Murder, and Armed Robbery
The Ogun State Police Command publicly displayed no less than 40 suspects on Wednesday, who were apprehended for engaging in crimes such as cultism, murder, and armed robbery.
During the parade at the police command headquarters in Abeokuta, the state capital, Commissioner of Police Olanrewaju Oladimeji informed journalists that the suspects were arrested within and outside the state.
Among the suspects, Oladimeji mentioned the names of Michael Bob, Abdul Omotoyosi, and Adeshina Idris, who were apprehended for their involvement in the conspiracy, armed robbery, and theft. The operation that led to their arrest took place in Mushin, Lagos State, where a stolen Toyota car was also recovered.
Additionally, Austin Omoh was paraded as he was allegedly connected to an armed robbery incident in Ogun State but was arrested in Maroko, Lagos State. A stolen Toyota Sequoia SUV with the license plate AAA 631 HX was recovered from him.
Commissioner Oladimeji further revealed that Wasiu Odubote was arrested for shop breaking and theft in Igbeba, Ijebu-Ode. Odubote and his accomplices broke into a spare parts shop on Old Ondo Road. Although some gang members managed to escape, the timely intervention of the Divisional Police Officer and his team led to Odubote’s apprehension. A tricycle with the license plate GBE 144VX was recovered from the scene.
Furthermore, Adedapo Taiwo, Arogundade Idowu, Noah Jogunom, and James Abiodun were paraded after their arrest in Kobape, Abeokuta, for allegedly plotting to disrupt the inauguration of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun’s second term. The suspects possessed a Barreta pistol, live ammunition, and charms.
The Ogun State Police Command’s public parade of these suspects serves as a strong message against criminal activities in the state, showcasing their commitment to maintaining law and order.
He added, “Also, in Atan-Ijebu, four suspects identified as Onasanya Opeoluwa, Friday Daniel, Otuneye Samuel and Ayanbade Owolabi were arrested for their involvement in cultism.
“The police recovered a locally-made double-barrel gun, a locally-made short gun, an axe, a dagger, a jack knife and substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
“In the same vein, the police also apprehended Akindele Femi, Abodurin Afeez and Ishola Ayorinde for their affiliation with different cult groups and engagement in criminal activities.”
In Itoko, the police apprehended Sulaiman Ajagunjeun and Opeyemi Adesegun, who are believed to have participated in cult-related skirmishes. According to reports, they have confessed to being affiliated with the Aiye confraternity.
Addressing the mounting incidents of cultism in the state, Commissioner Oladimeji affirmed that the police force would consistently pursue and apprehend those involved in such activities.