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Three Men Arrested 3 Over Attempt To Kill Policeman

Operatives of the Ogun state Police Command said it has arrested three men who made an attempt to kill a police sergeant, Akinpelu Sunday while carrying out his duty at Orile imo, in  Obafemi Owode LG area of the State.

The men were arrested on Saturday, 31st of December 2022.

The suspects; Olayiwola Basiru, Bamimore Isiaka and Soliu were arrested when they attacked a policeman and attempted to burn a police towing vehicle so as to prevent investigation into the cause of the accident.

Following the report of an  accident at Orile-Imo area, a police sergeant attached to the Traffic Section of the Owode Egba Divisional Headquarters was detailed to rescue the victims and recover the vehicles involved to the station.

According  to the Command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi: “When the policeman got to the scene, the suspects attacked the policeman and the towing vehicle driver with sledge hammer, stick and other dangerous weapons in order to prevent them from taking one of the vehicles involved  to the station for further investigation.

“The policeman and the towing vehicle driver managed to escape from the scene and ran to the station with varying degrees of injuries.

“The Divisional Police Officer,  Owode Egba division, CSP Olasunkanmi Popoola when hinted, led his men to the place where he met the suspects who had already poured petrol on the towing vehicle and about setting it ablaze after removing  the  cash sum of #520,000 belonging to the towing vehicle driver.

Three amongst the hoodlums were  arrested, while others escaped but the remaining petrol was recovered from them.

Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole has ordered that those escaped must be hunted for and brought to book.

He further  directed that the arrested suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Departments for further investigation and possible prosecution.

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