Men of the Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday apprehended a herdsman identified as Mohammed, with one AK-47 riffle.
The suspect was arrested by the police following an information received by the DPO Imeko divisional headquarters, that two young fulani boys were sighted at CAC Oha forest Iwoye Ketu in Imeko Afon Local Government Area of the state with Ak-47 riffle.
A statement by the command said “Upon the information, the DPO mobilised his men, other stakeholders like the hunters, vigilante men, so safe corps and stormed the said forest. After hours of combing the forest, Mohammed was seen hiding in the bush with AK-47 riffle, and he was promptly arrested.
The statement by the command’s PRO, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the arrested armed herder is suspected to be a member of kidnap syndicates who have been terrorising the area for quite some time now.
“The State Commissioner of Police, Edward Awolowo Ajogun, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to state criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also directed that the entire forest be properly combed with the view to apprehend other members of his gang.”