Ogun State Police arrest land grabbers for shooting construction site workers
The Ogun State Police Command have arrested three suspected land grabbers for allegedly shooting workers at a construction site in Ado-Ota local government area of the state.
The suspects identified as Rufai Abdulkareem, Tobi Ajayi and Wasiu Oladipupo, were said to have been terrorising Ota community and its environs and were arrested following a distress call from residents of Owolabi Estate in Ota.
The Police Spokesperson in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Thursday, said the residents who contacted the Police Area Commander in Ota told them some hoodlums have invaded the estate and were directly shooting at residents.
“Consequently, seven among the workers at the site sustained varying degrees of gunshot injury,” Oyeyemi said according to Punch.
“Upon the distress call, the Area Commander, Ota, ACP Monday Agbonnika, quickly mobilised his Anti-Robbery Squad men and moved to the scene.
“On sighting the policemen, the hoodlums took to their heels, but three of them were arrested, while the others escaped.”
Items recovered from the suspects include one locally-made single-barrelled pistol, three live cartridges and two expended cartridges.