Osun Police Arrest ‘Armourer’ Of Land Grabbers, Recover Weapons

In the wake of recent violent clashes in the Balogun-Agoro area of Osogbo, the Osun State Police Command has arrested a 22-year-old man suspected of being the armourer for a land grabbers in the area.

The suspect, identified as Damilola Olatunji, was apprehended on May 18, 2024, at around 2:30 pm.

The arrest follows a series of incidents from May 12-13, 2024, in which disputes over a bounty from a site developer escalated into violence and resulted in the loss of lives and damage to vehicles in the area.

According to Yemisi Opalola, the spokesperson for the Osun State Police Command, Olatunji, popularly known as “Damoche,” was apprehended after an investigation.

“Upon interrogation and investigation, he led the police operatives to their armoury where the following exhibits were recovered 4 pump action guns, three cut to size barrel gun, one locally made pistol, one jack knife, ten cutlasses and thirty-three live cartridges of ammunition,” said Opalola.

The spokesperson stated that efforts are ongoing to apprehend other suspects involved in the case, adding that Olatunji will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

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