ADO-ODO/OTA: Man and his friends has been arrested known as a land grabbers, who killed seven workers at a construction site in Ogun state.
According to a statement credited to the Ogun state police public Relations office – Abimbola Oyeyei on Thursday, July 2, 2020, the suspects had been terrorising the residents of Ota and its environs before they were apprehende on Monday, June 29, 2020.
The suspects who are identify as Rufai Abdul Kareem, Tobi Ajayi and Wasiu Oladipupo got arrested following a distress call by residents of the Owolabi Estat, Ota in Ado-Odo/Ota local Government area of Ogun state.
Oyeyemi also said that the Police Area Commander, Ota received a distress call that some hoodlums, numbering about 10 and operating on motorcycle, and hat the land-grabbers were armed and shooting at the residents in the town, consequently seven among the workers at the site sustained gunshot injuries.
“The police got the distressed call, the Area commander, Ota ACP Monday Agbonika called his Anti-Robbery Squad and moved to the scene, and on sighting the policemen the hoodlums took to their heels, but three of them were arrested, while others escaped”, he said.
The PPRO also stated that the items recovered from the suspects included one locally made single barrelled pistol, three live cartridges and two expended cartridges, the injured workers had been taken to the General Hospital, Ota for medical attention.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson had directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal investigation and Intelligence Department for further investigation.
CP Ebrimson also ordered that leader of the gang identified as Joseph Ayodele be hunted down and brought to justice,