Ogun police nab herdsman clutching AK 47 rifle inside forest

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Operatives of Ogun State Police Command say they have apprehended a herdsman who simply identified himself as Mohammed, with one AK 47 rifle.

Crime report indicated that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday August 10, 2021 inside CAC Oha forest, Iwoye-Ketu in Imeko-Afon Local Government Area of the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi said suspect was arrested following an information received by the Divisional Police Officer, Imeko Divisional headquarters, that two young Fulani boys were sighted inside the forest with one of them bearing an AK 47 rifle.

Acting on information, Oyeyemi added that the DPO quickly mobilised his men, in company with other stakeholders like the hunters, Vigilante men, So safe corps and stormed the said forest.

He said, “After hours of combing the forest, one Mohammed was seen hiding in the bush with one AK 47 rifle, and he was promptly arrested.

“The arrested armed boy is strongly suspected to be member of kidnap syndicates who have been terrorizing the area for quite some time now. ”

Meanwhile, the state Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Abeokuta for discreet investigation.

He also directed that the entire forest be properly combed with the view to apprehend other members of his gang.

 

 

 

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