The Ogun state police command has recovered 15 pump action guns and 14 cut to size locally made pistols from suspected criminals whose offences ranged from armed robbery, kidnapping impersonation to cultism, car snatching and ritual killing.
The police made the disclosure on Wednesday, October 4, when it paraded the suspects at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta, The Punch reports.
The state commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu, said the suspects were arrested from various locations in the state in an operation tagged criminals mop up.
Among those paraded were 31 cultists who were arrested at a hotel in Okeyidi area of Abeokuta, the state capital during an initiation ceremony.
Others are two suspects, arrested for ritual killing, four for kidnapping, while Twenty-eight other suspects were arrested for armed robbery.
The police also got a break in the operation as a member of the robbery gang who shot and wounded the divisional police officer of Ogbere police station on September 13, was paraded among the suspected criminals.
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