ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state command of Nigeria Police Force has arrested and paraded about twenty suspects in connection of the recent Cult Clashes and other criminal activities in the Ifo area of the state.
According to a recent release signed by the state's Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, it was revealed that the command had subquently deployed large number of policemen comprising of SARS, anti cultist unit, anti kidnapping unit as well as conventional policemen drawn from all adjoining police stations in the Ifo Police division to quell the criminal activities that have been reported in the area of late.
DSP Oyeyemi further stated that the action was taken In the wake of crisis that broke out in Ifo local government area of Ogun state as a result of supremacy battle between two rival cult group which has metamorphosised into robbery and other criminal activities.
According to the release, officers of command have soon made some arrests and confiscation of dangerous weapons ammunition including assorted charms, guns and matchettes.
See full details of the release below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;
POLICE PRESS RELEASE, OGUN STATE COMMAND
NO. 173 DATED 10/04/2020
UPDATE ON IFO CRISIS
In the wake of crisis that broke out in Ifo local government area of Ogun state as a result of supremacy battle between two rival cult group which has metamorphosised into robbery and other criminal activities, the state police command in a bid to nip the crisis at its bud deployed large number of policemen comprises of SARS, anti cultist unit, anti kidnapping unit as well as conventional policemen drawn from all adjoining police stations in the area under the command of the Area Commander, ACP Monday Agbonika to restore normalcy and bring the hoodlums to book.
In compliance with the directives of the commissioner of police, the teams moved into the area and embarked on aggressive and intelligence based patrol of the entire area of Ifo, Owode ijako, joju, ijoko and Agbado area.
Their efforts yielded positive results as five of the hoodlums were apprehended in ijako area of sango ota, they are Ekunoye lucky,m' 22, Badmus Sodiq m' 27, Showumi Femi m' 21, Adeagbo Adewumi m' 22 and Agboola Femi m' 21.
The patrol team also moved to winner church area along idiroko road where another suspect Adekunle Okeoye m' 23 was arrested with a brand new locally made short gun loaded with five live cartridges and assorted charms.
Also, the operatives extended their operation to Araromi community in Agbado where three other suspects namely Sulaiman Ogunbiyi, aka Absorver federal, Saminu Adamu and Nasiru Umar were arrested with face mask and assorted charms.
Earlier, ten of the hoodlums have been picked up at various locations in Ifo, kajola and Ososun areas of Ifo local government by SARS operatives.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police CP Kenneth Ebrimson has ordered that all the arrested suspects be transferred to special anti robbery squads SARS for discreet investigation. He equally ordered the continuation of the operation until the last of the hoodlums is arrested.
The CP therefore appealed to members of the public not to be unnecessarily apprehensive as the command will continue to do everything within its power to ensure that the good people of Ogun state enjoy adequate security during and after this trying period of our dear country. He also enjoined them to reach out to the command through the control room number 08081770416 whenever they are in distress.
DSP ABIMBOLA OYEYEMI,
POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
FOR : COMMISSIONER OF POLICE,
OGUN STATE COMMAND
Meanwhile, see images of some arrested accused persons below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;