Suspected Criminal Gang Apprehended while Purchasing a Firearm in Ogun

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Charles Nwoke, Ogun, Nigeria
December 2, 2020

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The Nigerian Police Command in Ogun State has on Wednesday, disclosed that they apprehended 6 (six) suspected members of notorious cult groups on November 27, 2020, in the Odogbolu area of the state while they were clashing over a locally made pistol’s purchase.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, revealed names of the 6 (six) suspected hoodlums as Iliasu Jubril of Isiwu Ikorodu, Aboyeji Oluwadamilare of Isiwu Ikorodu, Samuel Olaniyan of Odo-Iselu Odogbolu, Adebiyi Mathew of Aleke Ikorodu, Jacob Solomon of Aleke Ikorodu, and Olubanjo Segun of Odo Iselu Odogbolu.

Oyeyemi revealed, “They were all apprehended when the four Ikorodu-based cultists came to meet the two Odogbolu suspects to foment trouble as a result of a gun transaction between the two groups.

“Investigations revealed that the Ikorodu based suspects contracted Samuel Olaniyan to purchase a locally made pistol for them, and when the gun was delivered, they discovered that the pistol was not serviceable; hence they came with full force to deal with the Odogbolu based cultists for betraying their trust”.

While the crisis was rocking the scene, it was learned that a distress call was made to Odogbolu police division by a law-abiding citizen, consequent upon, the DPO, SP Awoniyi Adekunle quickly led his men to the scene where the six suspects were arrested.

It was gathered that one locally-made pistol and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspected criminals.

CP Edward A. Ajogun, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, has therefore directed that the suspects and exhibits be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department CID for a thorough investigation and to charge them to court after the investigation.

Southwest Nigeria, especially Ogun State has in recent times experienced different criminal activities, which is causing serious tension and panic among residents in the land; killings, robbery, rituals, and attacks on civilians, public and private institutions is the order of the day.