File photo of some suspects paraded by the Nigeria police
90 kidnappers, robbery suspects arrested in Ogun
– With an increase in cases of armed robbery and kidnapping in Nigeria, the police certainly has a lot of work to do
– In one state in the south-west alone, the police said its men arrested over 90 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers
At least 90 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers have been arrested in different hide-outs in Ogun state, the police has confirmed adding that a total of 45 arms and ammunition were recovered.
Making the revelation in Abeokuta, the state capital, the commissioner of police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the command was successful even though it had a difficult time making the arrests.
Further explaining the success of the police, the commander of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state, Supol Uba Adam, said his men arrested two suspects, Bafona and Tochukwu, who specialised in snatching exotic cars in the state.
Daily Post reports Adam as saying: “They also arrested over five suspected armed robbers terrorizing residents of Sagamu and its environs. Some arms and ammunition were recovered from them.
“SARS operatives arrested another gang of suspected armed robbers who had been disturbing Sotunbo, via Ogijo and another gang of 15 suspects operating in Irolu via Ogijo.
“Three pump action guns, four single barrel guns, three cut-to-size locally made guns, two revolver pistols, double barrel gun and three packets of life cartridges were recovered.
“The operatives also busted the hideout of the hoodlums in Ibefun via Ijebu-Ode.
“The Anti-Kidnapping Squad, AKS, arrested three suspected kidnappers who abducted one Felicia along Odolapo Road, Ijebu-Ife. The victim was rescued and the suspects charged to court. Also, a suspect, Ajomamera, who was on the run was apprehended.
“The AKS arrested two suspected kidnappers who were rearing cows at Sanka, when six men appeared from the bush and kidnapped a victim. The case was reported at Imeko Division. Those nabbed are Muhammed and Adamu.
“The SARS operatives and Agbara Division arrested three suspected armed robbers identified as Bakare, Bello and Yusuf who attacked two victims Rafiu and Celestine who wanted to deposit N 6million at a bank. The suspects collected N2million from them. They are in state CID under investigation.
“Suspects who specialised in shop-breaking in Ijebu-Ode and its environs were arrested. The suspects are Abiodun, Lasisi, Nnaji and Alimi. They recovered pumb action gun, one pistol and 10 live cartridges.
“Two suspects who allegedly robed one Semiu of N2.5million at gun point at Totoro Junction, Abeokuta, were arrested and the money recovered by SARS operatives.
“The suspects are Nwandike and Chinenye. Two other suspects, Chukwu and Obiuna were arrested at Ogbere Junction with 16 live cartridges.”