Yuletide Season: Ogun Police Commissioner Bans Unregistered Vehicles, Arrests 78-Year-Old Man For Murder

The Ogun State Commissioner of Police (CP), Lanre Bankole, has directed that unregistered vehicle and motorcycle plying the roads in any part of Ogun state be arrested and charged to court.

This follows an observation by the State Police Command that most of the vehicles and motorcycles used in carrying out criminal activities across the State are mostly unregistered ones.

In a statement signed by the state police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, which was made available to the National Association of Online Security Reporters (NAOSRE), the Command stated that even as the Christmas season is at hand, some of the criminals are using unregistered vehicles to perpetrate crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery as well as cult-related violence.

In view of this, the Command has advised members of the public to ensure that their vehicles are duly registered before using them in any part of Ogun state, to avoid being arrested.

The CP assured the people of the State of adequate security during the Christmas season and enjoined them to cooperate with the Police by volunteering useful information that will enhance their performance, as security is everybody’s business.

In a related case, a 78 years old man, Moshood Habibu, was on November 24, 2021, arrested by men of Ogun State Police Command for allegedly hacking his 94 years old brother to death over land matter.

The suspect was arrested following a report lodged at Mowe Divisional Headquarters by one Aminu Tajudeen, who reported that the deceased, Salisu Surakatu, was his biological father and that the suspect came to the deceased house at Kara Ewumi village Mowe, where he killed over a disagreement on land matter.

According to the statement, “Upon the report, the DPO Mowe Division, CSP Saminu Akintunde, quickly mobilized his detectives to the scene where the suspect was promptly arrested. On interrogation, the suspect claimed that the deceased sold a plot from their family land and didn’t give him his own share of the proceeds.”

“He went there that morning to demand his own share. It subsequently led to a hot argument and eventual death, however, Police’s preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect went to the deceased house armed with a cutlass. When he got there, the deceased who was visually impaired didn’t know he came with a cutlass. As the deceased was asking him to leave his house, the assailant descended heavily on him and inflicted machete cuts on him to death.

Meanwhile, CP Bankole has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the homicide section of the state criminal investigation and intelligence department for further investigation and prosecution.

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