Police Command in Ogun arrests suspected cultist at robbery scene



The Police Command in Ogun has arrested a suspected cultist as well as a notorious `Eiye’ confraternity leader, Akibu Tikare, 26.

 

Tikare until his arrest to have been on the list the command.

 

The Police Public Relations (PPRO), Mr Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated this in a statement he issued in Abeokuta .

 

Oyeyemi said that the suspect  arrested by some the policemen attached to Ogijo Division on Saturday at a scene a robbery.

 

He added that suspect’s arrest followed a distress call received at Ogijo Division at about 9: p.m. on Saturday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He said that the caller had informed the station that a group armed robbers  operating between Gbaga and Kamalu area Ogijo in Sagamu  robbing people their  belongings at gun point.

 

“On receiving the information, the DPO of Ogijo Division, Mr Muhammed Baba, led his men and some members of a vigilance group to the scene.

 

“There, the suspect was arrested while other members of his group whom he claimed came from Ikorodu and Owutu areas of escaped.

 

“Some of the victims had identified him as one of those that robbed them of their belongings such as cell phones and cash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“A locally-made-double-barrel short gun was recovered from the suspect,” he said.

 

Oyeyemi stated that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Edward Ajogun, had directed the immediate transfer of the suspect to the Criminal and Intelligence Department for discreet .

 

He equally ordered the police to out those members of the gang that escaped during arrest. (NAN)