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General News of Thursday, 25 November 2021


Suspected armed robber who dresses like a herdsman apprehended in Ogun

Biodun Rasheed Biodun Rasheed

A robbery suspect, who dresses like a herdsman while carrying out his nefarious activities has been apprehended by men of Ogun state police command.

The suspect, Biodun Rasheed, was arrested on Wednesday, 24th of November, 2021, following a distress call received by policemen attached to Kemta divisional headquarters at about 3:30 am that robbers were operating at mile 6 along Ajebo road Abeokuta.

Upon the distress call, the DPO Kemta division, CSP Opebiyi Sunday, quickly mobilized his patrol team who were joined by men of so safe corps and vigilante group of Nigeria and moved to the scene. On sighting the security men, the robbers took to their heels, but they were hotly chased and one of them Biodun Rasheed, who dressed like Fulani herdsmen to hide his identity was arrested on the spot.

Confirming the arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect is currently helping the police in their efforts to apprehend the remaining members of the gang.

He said the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation.

The cp also warned criminals in the state to either turn a new leave or relocate from the state, as the state will be very hot for them henceforth.