CITIZENS COMPASS– OGUN State Police Command have arrested three suspects for attacking a police sergeant, Akinpelu Sunday while on official assignment at Orile imo, in Obafemi Owode LG area of Ogun State.
The arrest was carried out on Saturday, December 31, 2022.
The suspects; Olayiwola Basiru, Bamimore Isiaka and Soliu were arrested when they attacked a policeman and attempted to burn police a towing vehicle so as to prevent investigation into the cause of the accident.
Following the accident, 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.
But on getting to the scene, the suspects attacked the policeman and the towing vehicle driver with a sledge hammer, sticks and other items in order to prevent them from taking one of the vehicles involved to the station for further investigation
The policeman and the driver of the towing vehicle 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.