The Police Command in Ogun on Wednesday arrested a suspected herdsman, identified as Mohammed, allegedly with AK 47 riffle.
In a statement released by the command’s spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspect was arrested around Iwoye Ketu in Imeko Afon Local Government Area of the state following intelligence information.
Oyeyemi said the arrested armed boy was strongly suspected to be a member of kidnap syndicates who had been terrorising the area for quite some time now.
“The suspect was arrested following information received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Imeko Divisional Headquarters, that two young Fulanis were sighted at CAC Oha forest, Iwoye Ketu in Imeko Afon Local Government Area with AK 47 riffle.
“Upon the information, the DPO quickly mobilised his men, other stakeholders like the hunters, vigilante men, civil defence corps and stormed the said forest.
“After hours of combing the forest, one of the Fulanis, who identified himself as Mohammed, was seen hiding in the bush with one AK 47 riffle, and he was promptly arrested,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun, had ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
He also directed that the entire forest be properly combed with the view to apprehending other members of his gang.