Police arrest suspected land grabbers in Lagos

Police arrest suspected land grabbers in Lagos

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Operatives of the Zone 2 Command of the Police Anti-Kidnapping Team have arrested three suspected land grabbers allegedly terrorising the residents of Orudu, Oke Olokun Village in Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The three suspects, Ibrahim Oduola, AbdulAfeez and Joseph Akintunde, were arrested when members of two rival groups of land grabbers made attempt to attack each other.
According to the Zonal Public Relations Officer of the Zone 2 Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, “The AIG, who had been duly informed of the activities of some land grabbers at Orudu, Oke Olokun Village, Ibeju Lekki Local Government Area, of Lagos State, detailed and dispatched a team of Anti-Kidnapping Unit, Zone 2 Command Headquarters, to the scene to restore normalcy and apprehend individuals engaging in such unacceptable act.
“On arrival, the team accosted a group of hoodlums suspected to belong to two rival land “warriors,” who were poised to attack each other. However, the timely arrival of the police team salvaged the situation, which would have resulted to loss of lives and wanton destruction of property of innocent members of the affected communities.
“At the scene, the team arrested one Ibrahim Oduola, m, found hanging a bag on his neck. Upon searching the bag, two battle axes, two sharp knives, some assorted dangerous charms and other items were recovered. The suspect confessed that he went with other members of his gang with the recovered dangerous items to Oke Olokun Village to repel attacks from the rival group. Oduola’s arrest led to the arrest of two other suspects — AbdulAfeez Oduola and Joseph Akintunde.”
Adejobi added that the suspects would all be charged to court as directed by the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, today.
“The police boss, who frowns at land grabbing or land speculation, will not relent in making the zone tough for any individual or group of persons, who promote such illegal and inhuman acts within the zone, henceforth, while he urged the general public to report any act of land grabbing to his office for necessary action,” the zonal PPRO said.

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