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Police Arrest Gang Of Hoodlums For Invading Ogun Community

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a suspected gang of hoodlums for invading the house of one Wakili Olalekan in Yobo village in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

This was following an alleged invitation by another member of the community, Olusesan Ogaode, with the aim of attacking the community.

This was revealed in a statement by the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, on Saturday.

She noted that officers of the Ibogun Division of the Command stormed the community and arrested eight suspected hoodlums after a distress call received from a community member.

“On 13th of October, 2023, the Divisional Police Officer of Ibogun Divisional acted swiftly based on a distress call from a community member in Ewekoro LGA about a group of hoodlums who had invaded the house of Wakili Olalekan in Yobo village, Ewekoro. The hoodlums were reportedly invited by Olusesan Ogaode, also residing at the same address.

“In response, the police officers promptly moved to the location and effectively cordoned off the entire area. As a result of their efforts, eight suspected hoodlums were apprehended. The arrested individuals are as follows: Adebila Adebayo “m” , aged 32; Kola Amosun”m” aged 35; Abiola Lanre”m”, aged 20 and Fakeye Gabriel”m”, aged 30.

“Lekan Adeleye “m” , aged 15yrs Adewale OgaOde”m”, aged 26; Oluwasesan Ogaode”m”, aged 25; Vincent Mercy”f”, aged 20; and Ajibade Rachael”f”, aged 19. They had planned to go to carry out an attack on the village but the superior intelligence of the police counter their plans leading to their arrest.”

Odutola disclosed further that exhibits of various types among which were one AK 47 ammunition, live cartridges, two vehicles and assorted charms were recovered from the suspects while preliminary investigation ongoing.

“During the operation, several exhibits were recovered by the police. These includes: One unregistered white Highlander Jeep, One unregistered Green Colour Mazda 626 Salon car, One live AK 47 ammunition, two live cartridges, two knives and assorted charms.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alamutu has ordered a preliminary investigation be carried out, as all suspects will be transfered to State Criminal Investigation Department for discreet investigation”, she concluded.

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