The Ogun State Police Command has arrested a “notorious confraternity leader,” identified as Akibu Tikare during a robbery operation.
Tikare was arrested at the scene of a robbery operation by policemen attached to Ogijo Police division on Saturday 24th October.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Police Command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the arrest, the suspected cultist had been on the wanted list of the Ogun State Command before now.
“He was arrested following a distress call received at Ogijo division at about 9:30pm that a group of armed robbers were operating between Gbaga and Kamalu area of Ogijo, robbing people of their belongings at gunpoint.”
“Some of the victims have identified him as one of those that robbed them of their property including but not limited to phones and cash,” he said.
After being alerted, Oyeyemi said that the Divisional Police Officer of Ogijo Division, CSP Muhammed Suleiman Baba, led his men to the scene of the robbery and they arrested the suspect with a locally-made double-barrelled short gun with the aid of some members of the vigilante group in the area.
Oyeyemi added that the other suspected members of the group, who allegedly came from Ikorodu and Owutu area of Lagos State, escaped from the scene.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Cp Edward A. Ajogun has directed the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID.
The police commissioner also ordered the arrest of the escaped suspects.