Herdsman nabbed with AK-47 rifle inside Ogun forest

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A herdsman identified simply as Mohammed has been arrested with an AK-47 rifle inside a forest in Ogun forest.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this in a statement in Ota on Wednesday.

He disclosed that the suspect was arrested on Tuesday around Iwoye Ketu in Imeko Afon Local Government Area of the state.

Oyeyemi said that the operatives of the state police command apprehended the suspect following intelligence information.

“The suspect was arrested following information received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Imeko Divisional Headquarters, that two young Fulanis were sighted at CAC Oha forest, Iwoye Ketu in Imeko Afon Local Government Area with AK 47 riffle.

“Upon the information, the DPO quickly mobilised his men, other stakeholders like the hunters, vigilante men, civil defence corps and stormed the said forest.

“After hours of combing the forest, one of the Fulanis, who identified himself as Mohammed, was seen hiding in the bush with one AK 47 riffle, and he was promptly arrested,” he said.

The PPRO said the arrested armed boy was strongly suspected to be member of kidnap syndicates who had been terrorising the area for quite some time now.

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

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



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