Ladi Kayode, Abeokuta
Police Ogun State Command have arrested twenty suspected criminals over various offences which include armed robbery, kidnapping, murder and cultism. The Commissioner of Police, Valentine Ntomchukwu while parading the suspects said they were arrested in the past three months adding that the achievements were as a result of commitments in making sure the command succeeds in its war against crimes. He said of those arrested were fifteen Cultists and murderers, three Kidnappers, and four armed robbers.
The commissioner disclosed that some exhibits Toyota Highlander SUV, five mobile phones, life cartridges, one cut to size barrel gun,, one berretta pistol with serial number defaced, one locally made single barrel pistol, assorted charms, one sword and two locally made guns were recovered from the suspects. ‘Today the command is disposed to showcase to the whole world its modest achievements in curbing cultism and other criminalities in the state. The command will forever be grateful to all law abiding members of the public for supporting the intelligence-driven and people-oriented policing in Ogun State’, he stated.
‘I want to appreciate the good people of Ogun State for their support and commitment in making sure the command succeeds in its war against cultism and violent crimes’ Ntomchukwu emphasized, He further added that, the public should always have confidence on the command, just as he declared and assured that, the era of judicial killings is over, but also declared that criminals will not be given a breathing space in the state.
The Commissioner gave identities of the suspected cultists as Gbenga Adeoye, Ifaseyi Adeoye, Animashaun Oluwafemi, Tosin Lanlege, Opeyemi Ogunnowo, Moses Akinniyi, Oluwaseun Dalamu, Ahmed Idowu,Dare Alaba, Azeez Alimi, Biodun Yinusa, Muba Salimi, Sunday Folorunsho, Ovie Konjo and Dare Adeoye. Those arrested for kidnapping are ’Emeka Obi, Oluyeye Akintunde and Samuel Adewunmi, while those arrested in connection with robbery are; Azeez Omotosho, Ibrahim Yusuf and Jimoh Quadri.
He said, upon completion of investigations, the suspects would be charge to court. Ntomchukwu also gave kudos to the family of the kidnapped victims for cooperating with the police in ensuring that the suspects were tracked down. The police boss cautioned against paying of ransom to kidnappers because ‘Where victims families rush to pay ransom, the police will not be able to help, and the crime remain unsolved. It is the determination of the state police command to sustain this fight until all kidnappers and cultism are completely routed’, the police boss explained.