Men of the Ondo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force have apprehended no fewer than 17 suspected criminals across the State.
The mass arrest according to the police was in connection with the launch of operation “Puff Adder” in the state.
Among those arrested and paraded at the State headquarters of the police in Akure, the Ondo State capital were suspected armed robbers, cultists and rapists.
According to the Commissioner of Police in the State, Undie Adie, “Two persons, Umoru Mohammed and Ibrahim who specialized in robbing people of their valuables by posing as customers only to promise paying through online were nabbed.
“Another suspect is Tunde Akinwumi aged 20 and Tunde Akinboyewa (25) who were arrested for raping a teenager, Joy Akinnobun (18) and a minor, Ilori Faith who were rescued by a good Samaritan from further molestation.”
The Police boss said efforts were on to apprehend the other fleeing suspects, adding that the arrested culprits were already assisting detectives in the ongoing investigation.
Adie also disclosed that a gang of armed robbers invaded the granite site of Crunberg Construction Company Nigeria Limited at Omifon village, Ore in Odigbo Local Government and attacked the two-night guards, before carting away the company equipment.
“The suspects, Abubakar Ibrahim (24) of Omifon village and Mohammed Bello (25) who came from Kwara State were picked at sweet mother street, Ore and they confessed to the crime after interrogation by the police.
He further stated that, “Sola Tosin, Lamidi Lucky, Ojo Are were arrested while attempting to disposes one Shaibu Success of his motorcycle with registration number, KAA 045 VS within Owo, Akure and Ose towns.
Items recovered from the hoodlums were one locally made single barrel gun, three GSM phones, one packet of cigarettes and other dangerous weapons.”
The Police boss stated that the suspect would be arraigned in court upon the conclusion of investigations.