Gunmen shoot three Ogun residents, three arrested 


Gunmen have shot three residents in Abule-Oko, Agbado, Olaogun and Ijoko communities in the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The incident reportedly occurred on Friday at about 8:30 am when the gunmen stormed the affected communities.

The Commander of the So-Safe Corps in Ogun State, Soji Ganzallo, who confirmed the incident, said the three persons shot by the hoodlums “are now on treatment at an undisclosed hospital”.

Ganzallo said the Super Operation Team of Agbado-Ibaragun Area Command has arrested three;  Kehinde Smith (aka 72), Tunde Alabi and the ring leader, 32-year-old Abiodun Odewale, (aka Confidence); while others escaped.

According to Ganzallo, members of the deadly team had been on the wanted list of the agency some years ago for allegedly terrorising and robbing residents of the communities.

The  Corps commander in a  statement signed by So-Safe spokesman, Moruf Yusuf on Saturday,  disclosed that the suspects were nabbed with one local pistol, saying that peace has been restored to the concerned communities.

The statement read, “efforts are ongoing to retrieve the second gun used to perpetrate the heinous crime.”

He said that the three suspects have been transferred to the police at Agbado divisional headquarters for further investigation and prosecution.

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