AIG orders prosecution of arrested land grabbers

THE Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of zone 2 command, Lagos, AIG Abdulmajid Ali, has directed the Anti-Kidnapping Team of the zone to prosecute some suspected land grabbers, who were arrested in Lagos on October 1, 2016.

Metro gathered that the AIG, who had been duly informed of the activities of some land grabbers at Orudu, Oke Olokun Village, Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State, had detailed and dispatched a team of Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Zone 2 Command Headquarters to the scene to restore normalcy and apprehend any individual who engages in such illegal act.

On getting to the community, the team reportedly accosted a group of hoodlums said to belong to two rival land warriors and who were posed to attack each other.

The zonal PPRO, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed in a statement signed by him on behalf of the AIG that the timely arrival of the police team salvaged a situation which would have resulted in loss of lives and wanton destruction of property of innocent members of the affected communities.

Adejobi said the team arrested one Ibrahim (surname withheld) found hanging a bag on his neck, adding that when the bag was searched, two battle axes, two sharp knives, assorted dangerous charms and other items were recovered from it.

The zonal PPRO further stated that the suspect confessed that he went with other members of his gang, with the recovered dangerous items, to Oke Olokun Village to repel attacks from the rival group.

Oduola’s arrest led to the apprehension of two other suspects, AbdulAfeez and Joseph (surnames withheld) he said, adding that they were charged to court yesterday as directed by the AIG.