Residents Igbo Oba Jegede in the area of Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government in Ogun State have called on the police in the state bottom be deterred or blackmailed in their ongoing investigations on the attack on their community by armed thugs.
The residents made the call in reaction to a statement ,credited to a certain Pa Segun Ajose ,accusing the police of arresting innocent person .
The Ogun residents said that ” Pa Ajose and his family resorted to blackmail after every move by them to get the suspects released had failed .
No fewer than six person were shots and two others missing as over one hundred armed hoodlums ,suspected to be land grabbers ,had early last Monday invaded the town .
The police image maker in the state ,Abimbola Oyeyemi in a statement signed by him after the attack said that the police were on the trail of other members of the gang .
He identified those ,who were arrested as : Adewale Muibi ,Taofeek Ogunleye and Kamorudeen Ayodele with live and expended cartridges recovered from them .”
The Ogun police image maker said ” Upon the distress call,the DPO ,Agbara Division,SP Saleh Dahiru led his men to the scene ,where six men,namely: Sunday Okorie , Soneye Akeem,Lekan Oloyede ,Jimoh Musibau ,Akande Oyedeji and Hamzat Idris ,who have been shot by the hoodlums were rescued and sent to the hospital for treatment.”
“Also, three of the hoodlums were apprehended,while others escaped”the Ogun Police’ image maker also stated in the statement
Prince Segun Amusa Jegede ,a resident of the town said ” The police in Ogun State ,under the able leadership of CP Lamre Bankoke should not be blackmailed by the antics of some unscrupulous elements .”
The resident added that ” They are looking for a way to blackmail the police to release the suspects,who have confessed to the crime and even narrated our they were recruited.”
” Unlike what used to happen in the past,when they used their influence to release suspects,who were arrested for past attacks on our community ,they have decided to raise false alarm against the police ”
Another resident , Tajudeen Omotayo wondered that ” There were hundreds of people in the town ,when the policemen came to rescue those,who were shot .Why is it that only these three people that were arrested?
The resident also added that ” These suspects have confessed and by I know that the police know other rmembers of the gang as well as their sponsors .”
He pleaded that ” The police should not only continue the investigation but also arrested other members of the gang’s d prosecute them to find a lasting solution to the constant attacks on our community .