The Ogun State Police Command has apprehended a “notorious confraternity leader,” identified as Akibu Tikare.
Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest revealed that the suspected cultist had been “on the wanted list of the Ogun State Command before now.
The Police PRO stated that he was arrested at the scene of a robbery operation by policemen attached to Ogijo division on Saturday, October 24.
“He was arrested following a distress call received at Ogijo division at about 9:30pm that a group of armed robbers were operating between Gbaga and Kamalu area of Ogijo, robbing people of their belongings at gunpoint.”
“Some of the victims have identified him as one of those that robbed them of their property including but not limited to phones and cash,” he said.
After being alerted, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ogijo Division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, led his men to the scene where they effected the arrest of the suspect with a locally-made double-barrelled shotgun with the aid of some members of the vigilante group in the area.
He further stated that other suspected members of the group, who allegedly came from Ikorodu and Owutu area of Lagos State, escaped from the scene.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward A. Ajogun has directed the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID, while ordering that the escaped suspects be tracked and arrested.