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The police in Ogun State have arrested five persons , including the traditional ruler of Sote village Sakiru Ademuyiwa in the Obafemi Owode Local Government area of the state in connection with an attack on Orimenumu community last Friday .

The village head and one of his accomplices,simply identified as” Baba Oba ” were arrested by policemen from Owode Area Command at Sote Village on Monday after three of the armed thugs had earlier been arrested .

Some armed thugs had last Friday invaded Orimenumu in a bus and shot sporadically ,creating serious panic and confusion in the process .

A police source in the state ,who pleaded anonymity ,said ” as at now ( Monday evening ) the Baale and the other four people are still at the area command .”

The police source added that ” on Friday ,some suspected land thugs invaded Orimenumu and started shooting into different directions .”

.” The incident created serious panic in the area and policemen were quickly mobilized to the scene,leading to the arrest of three of the suspects .”

The police source also continued that ” the Baale and the Babaoba were this morning arrested at the palace in Sote ,after they were linked to the Friday shooting .”

It was however gathered that the Friday attack might not be unconnected with the efforts of some people to grab a large expanse of land in Orimenumu .

Efforts to speak with the image maker in charge of the state police command ,Abimbola Oyeyemi failed as calls to his mobile phone line were not answered as at the time of filing these reports .

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