By Ngozi Uwujare
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Ogun State Police Command, has nabbed 60 suspected armed robbers and kidnappers, cult members and rapists, recovering stolen vehicles and 20 arms and ammunition.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmed Illyasu, told Daily Sun that the command made success especially during the “ember” months, when the commander of SARS, Supol Uba Adam, with his operatives raided black spots in Abeokuta, Ijebu-Ode, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and Ibafo arresting 30 suspects. Fifteen 15 arms and ammunition were recovered and the suspects charged to court:
“SARS operatives arrested 10 suspected cult members during their initiation at Olorunwa, Ota, in Ado-Odo Local Government Area. The suspects were being initiated into the dreaded Pyrate Confraternity. It was at Onipanu Division where SARS arrested them while the kingpin, Bambo, escaped. They will be charged to court after investigation.
“Some parallel transport groups other than the ones recognised by government and forcefully took over some motor parks thereby unleashing mayhem on innocent residents. Anybody or group who foments trouble under any guise in any part of the state will be decisively dealt with according to the law. The transport unions recognized by government are NURTW, RTEA, Accomoran, Amoran and TORAN. If any other union is to be formed such union should pass through the normal legislative procedure.”
The CP said police arrested one Adeolu for operating illegal clinic and maternity home in Abule-Iroko, Ota: “The suspect collected the sum of N200,000 from one Funmi to treat her of fibroid and he was unable to remove the fibroid. That prompted the victim to report the case at Sango Police Station.
“It was discovered that the suspect who claimed to be a doctor has never gone through any formal training to qualify him to operate such outfit. He has been arrested and charged to court.
“The Anti-Kidnapping Squad (AKS), arrested 10 suspected kidnappers, rescued five victims and recovered millions of naira as ransom. AKS operatives raided hideouts of kidnappers, especially uncompleted buildings.
“One Pastor Adekunle was arrested for forcefully having unlawful carnal knowledge of a 17-year-old Dolapo. He Lured the girl into an uncompleted building under the pretense of praying and anointing her and forcefully had sex with her. The case was reported at Sango Police Station. It has been transferred to Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
“In another development, two men, Yusuf, 29, and Musa, 25, were arrested for forcefully having carnal knowledge of a 23-year-old girl. The victim was hawking sliced pawpaw along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway when the duo lured her into Yusuf’s apartment under the pretense that they wanted to buy pawpaw from her.”
Illyasu said his officers including DPOs, SARS and AKS are ready to make Christmas and New Year safe.