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Ogun police arrests 4 land grabbers over murder

The Ogun State Police Command has arrested four land grabbers, who were involved in the murder of one Sidikat Onasanya, 52 years, at Imoro via Ogijo, Ogun State.

A statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), said that, “The men; Adewale Abimbola ‘m’, Monday Benzon ‘m’, Mukaila Azeez ‘m’ and Shodeinde Oluwafemi ‘m’ were arrested on the 18th of January, 2017 following a report from Wasiu Onasanya, who complained that he was in the village on the 17/1/2017 at about 09:00pm when the land grabbers came and attacked him with dangerous weapon.

“He stated further that while they were making  effort to abduct him to unknown destination, his mother (who is now late) Sidikatu Onasanya, ‘f’, prevented them from taking him away but she was roughly pushed away consequent upon which she fell down and became unconscious.

“She was quickly rushed to Mount Zion Hospital, Ikorodu where she was confirmed dead by the Doctor.Upon the complaint, the DPO Ogijo Division S.P Tijani Muhammed led team of Policemen to the scene, but on sighting the Policemen, the hoodlums opened fire on them while the Policemen responded Fire with Fire.

“At the end of the operation, the four suspects were arrested while others escaped into the nearby bush,” the police police spokesman explained.

Recovered from the hoodlums, parading themselves as land grabbers in a state where a law was recently signed into law stipulating stringent punishment for anybody found to be guilty of land grabbing or any related offence by the Ibikunle Amosun administration of Ogun State, ware 23 expended and two live cartridges.

The body of the deceased, , according to Oyeyemi, had been deposited at OSUTH Sagamu for autopsy, while the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Iliyasu, was said to have directed that the suspects be transferred to FSARS for further investigation while serious manhunt had also been launched for the fleeing members of the group.

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