as ploice arrest 1,664 suspectsÂ in Ogun
From Kolade Larewaju and Gbenga Akinwunmi
ABEOKUTA- THEÂ Ogun State Police Command, Monday, said that it had been able to arrest 1,664 suspects in the last eight month, just as a 12-year-old boy, Mayowa Abegunrin who allegedly killed his step mother with a dane gun belonging to his grand father, was paraded alongside nine other suspects.
Parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Abeokuta, the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Musa Daura, also paraded two Chinese nationals, Mr. Long Chen and Yianhui Gong who were kidnapped while returning from a meeting from Lagos state. were working at the Free Trade Zone in Igbesa Ogun and were reported to have been traced by the suspected kidnappers before they were eventually nabbed at Igbesa.
Daura said the murder incident took place in Amusan Sapotu, Odeda Local Government area, while other criminal cases spread across the state.
The grand father of the minor, Mr. Moses Abegunrin, 65, explained that he was at the market before he was informed that the boy had used the Gun, which was inherited from the fore fathers to murder his step mother who was on a visitation to the village.
While the boy could not speak to journalists as he was weeping uncontrollably, Abegunrin said, â€œThe boy was asked by the step mother, Modinat Abegunrin, to go and fetch knife and join them in pealing cassava but the boy refused. Witnesses told me that it was in the process that the woman beat him.so he went inside to take the gun which I had filled with bullets over two years because I a,m a farmer.
â€œHe is my grand son, his father is an electrician, based in Lagos. He is in the village to leave with me because his own mother has divorced my son. But the police should free me because of the old ageÂ I am not the one who killed Modinat.â€
Daura noted that the command recorded no fewer than 12 cult cases and 173 robbery cases adding that over 5,000 life ammunitions were recovered between January and August.
â€œOur achievement in this command is the rescue of the two Chinese nationals, it is not for us alone but for Nigeria.
We were alerted and before the suspected kidnappers had not started negotiating the ransom before we stormed the place and we were successful to have rescued them.
â€œWe have recorded six cases of kidnapping in this state while 57 murder cases have been recorded. This command has been able arrest over 170 armed robbers and recovered 154 vehicles in Ogun State.â€