Ogun State Police Command has arrested three men for alleged attempt on the life of a police sergeant, Akinpelu Sunday while carrying out his duty at Orile imo, in Obafemi Owode Local Council of the state.
The suspects: Olayiwola Basiru, Bamimore Isiaka and Soliu were arrested on Saturday, December 31, 2022, when they attacked a policeman and attempted to burn a police towing vehicle, so as to prevent investigation into the cause of the accident, according to the police.
“Following the report of an accident at Orile imo area, a police sergeant attached to the traffic section of 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 sledge hammer, stick and other dangerous weapons 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 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 N520,000, belonging to the towing vehicle driver.
“Three amongst the hoodlums were arrested, while others escaped, but the remaining petrol was recovered from them,” the police said.
MEANWHILE, the state 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 the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation and possible prosecution.