3 January 2013

Nigeria: Soldiers Arrest Five Armed Robbers in Ogun

Abeokuta — Soldiers attached to the Nigerian Army section of the Joint Military Patrol code name "Operation Mensah" in Ogun state have arrested two notorious members of car-snatching gang in Sagamu area of Ogun state.

The local vigilante group under the Oodua Peoples'Congress (OPC) also arrested three armed robbers in Abekoko area of Ifo local government of the state in an early morning operation on New Year day.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General J.O. Osuji who paraded and handed the two suspects to the state Police Command at the Alamala Barracks Abeokuta said the Operation Mensah patrol team intercepted the gang with a stolen car at Coca-cola area of Sagamu at about 22:00 hours on December 30th.

Osuji who was represented by the Garrison Commander, Col. Feyisetan Kayode however requested for more logistics from the state government to effectively carry out the task of flushing criminals out of the state.

In the Ifo incident, the arrested suspected alleged to also be serial rapists had been on the wanted list of police authorities in the town.

They had evaded arrest for a long time, before they ran out of luck when the OPC members found and apprehended one of them.

The arrested suspect begged for leniency and led the OPC to the hideout of other gang members.

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