A suspected armed robber has been nabbed by the So-Safe Corps in Ogun State during a naming ceremony in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the State.
NIGERIACRIME gathered that the crime suspect, one Mr Segun Oke, who is also known as Bouncing, was caught with a gun.
The State Commander of So-Safe Corps, Soji Ganzallo, who spoke through the Director of Information and Public Relations, Moruf Yusuf, in a statement made available to newsmen, revealed that the suspect was apprehended on Friday, May 19.
The commander disclosed that residents of Ilukosi Olorunda, Iro on the said day, put a call through to the So-Safe Corps Area Command, requesting for the arrest of a suspect, who they suspected might be planning to carry out a criminal act.
Ganzallo noted that the operatives of the Corps were immediately directed to seize Oke, “who has been threatening the peace of the Ilokusi community and its environ.”
He said that the suspect fled when he sighted the So-Safe team.
“He went straight to a bush to hide the double-mouthed locally made pistol, including live and used ammunition in his possession,” Ganzallo explained.
He added that the suspect was captured and the arms and ammunition were recovered from where they were hidden.
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The So-Safe boss stated that the suspect and the locally-made pistol, two live and one used cartridges found with him have been handed over to the police in Iro Police Post for onward transfer to Owode-Egba Divisional Headquarters, for further investigation and likely prosecution.
Meanwhile, unknown gunmen have killed about nine farmers at Unguwan Danko, near Dogon Dawa village in Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State.
The farmers were killed on Saturday afternoon while they were working on their farms.
According to a source, the gunmen went away with three other farmers to an unknown destination.
Yahaya Musa, member-elect, Kakangi State Constituency, also confirmed the incident, explaining that all those killed were farmers, while those that sustained gunshot injuries during the attack were rushed to the hospital for treatment.
According to him, “Yes it was confirmed to me on Sunday that nine farmers were killed by bandits at Unguwar Danko near Dogon Dawa village on Saturday afternoon and others sustained gunshot injuries.”
He explained that some of the villagers sustained injuries when they confronted the bandits.
DSP Mohammed Jalige, the state police command’s Public Relations Officer, promised to get back with details of the incident, while the state government has not reacted to the attack.