Police in Ogun on Saturday arrested Nine members of a notorious land grabbing syndicate for unleashing violence on people of Agbogun village in Ewekoro local government area of the state .
DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday.
Oyeyemi noted that the suspects were arrested following a distress call received at Obada Oko Divisional Headquarters from the Baale of the village that the land grabbers who came from different areas of Ifo, Atan, Gasline and Sango ota have invaded the village and violently attacking the people, extorting money from those working on their sites.
“Upon the distress call, the DPO, Obada Oko Division, CSP Benard Ediagbonya , mobilized his patrol team to the scene where they met the suspects attacking one Mrs. Oniyide Folashade and one Mrs. Agbogun who were developing their sites.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels but they were chased and nine among them were apprehended,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun has ordered a massive manhunt for the rest of the hoodlums.
He also warned land grabbers to stay clear of the state as the command under his watch would not tolerate any form of violence on the good people of the state from anyone or group no matter how highly placed such persons might be.