- Ogun state police command has arrested no fewer than 150 suspects following the recent spate of crimes
- The suspects were arrested in connection with the alleged robberies and unrest in some parts of Ogun state
- Since the lockdown imposed over the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been increased reports of armed robberies
No fewer than 150 suspects have been arrested by the Ogun state police command in relation to the recent spate of crimes including robberies, burglaries and cult violence in some parts of the state.
Legit.ng gathered that these crimes have caused unrest and tension for residents within the Agbado Ijaiye, Sango, Ijoko and Ifo axis of Ogun state.
Since the lockdown as a result of the global pandemic of coronavirus, there have been increased reports of armed robberies by residents located in Owode, Ilepa, Ifo, Arigbajo, Itori, Dalemo, Ijoko, Joju, Sango, Ota, Ifo, Agbado-Ijaiye among other communities in Ifo and Ado-Odo/Ota local government areas of the state
The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun who revealed the arrest in a series of tweets via his official Twitter handle on Sunday, April 12, noted that he will not tolerate crime under any guise as his government refuses to accommodate any criminal.
He gave the assurance that any criminal caught will be dealt with ruthlessly and will not be spared from the maximum punishment permissible by law.
Abiodun went on to thank the security agencies for their swift response and effective arrests, which has now returned order to the affected areas.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that some hoodlums were robbing Lagos residents following the lockdown imposed in the state over the COVID-19 pandemic.
Suspected robbers armed with different kinds of weapons on Sunday, April 12, reportedly invaded Mangoro, Ogba, Agege, Iyana Ipaja and Dopemu areas of Lagos.
A resident in Aluminium village in Dopemu told the Cable that the robbers came in about 30 motorbikes and 105 buses around 7pm and broke into shops and houses.
In Mangoro, hoodlums were said to have attacked people on the streets, snatching purses. A resident in Mangoro stated that many houses were robbed of their valuables.
In other news, a Nigerian man identified as Timidayo Daniel Adebowale has taken to social media to cry out about police officers' response to a robbery incident.
The man shared his story in a series of posts on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter. In his tweets, the man explained that he got a call from his aunt.
He said his aunt was crying on the phone when she told him that her shop was robbed and about 85% of her goods were taken.
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