- Biodun Rasheed, a suspected member of an armed robbery gang recently met his waterloo in the souyhwest region
- Rasheed was arrested by operatives of the Ogun state police command dressed like a Fulani herdsman to hide his identity
- The police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, on Thursday, November 25, confirmed the suspect’s arrest was during an operation
Abokuta, Ogun state – Operatives of the Ogun state police command have arrested a robbery suspect identifed as Biodun Rasheed.
Daily Trust reports that Rasheed who was reportedly dressed like a herder was apprehended by operatives during a robbery operation at mile 6 along Ajebo road, Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Abimbola Oyeyemi, the police spokesman made the disclosure on Thursday, November 25, to newsmen.
It was gathered that officers attached to Kemta divisional headquarters in Odeda local government area had received a distress call that robbers were operating in the area.
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In another report by Vanguard, Oyeyemi, revealed that the DPO Kemta division, CSP Opebiyi Sunday, mobilised his patrol team to respond to the distress call along with men of So Safe Corps and vigilante group of Nigeria.
He went on to note that the suspect is helping the police to catch the remaining members of the gang.
Oyeyemi said the Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for investigation.
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The suspects admitted during interrogation to having kidnapped, tortured, assault and robbed their victims.
Residents cry out as bandits stage fresh move, mount road block, collect txes in Zamfara
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Recent reports indicate that the bandits now collect taxes from the people through roadblocks.
The residents of Magami in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara state have raised the alarm over worsening security, begging the government for help to save their communities from the rampaging bandits that have imposed levies on them.