The men of Ogun State Police Command on Saturday, at about 1am, arrested four cattle rustlers at Ofada area of Obafemi Owode Local Government area of the State.
This was according to the release signed by the Police public relation officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi for the Commissioner of Police and obtained by Amiloaded correspondent.
The release stated that the four men, who had earlier in the week robbed the duo of Muhammed Ruga and Babuga of their two big cows, were arrested while planning to carry out a similar operation at Orile Igbehin area of Ofada.
“During their earlier operation, the suspects who are: Madu Abuchi, Onyeka Okafor, Francis Onyeka and Hafiz Mustapha attacked the two herdsmen with cutlasses, tied their both hands and legs after beating them thoroughly before they made away with their two big cows.
“Luck however ran against them when they were coming for another operation and information got to the police at owode Egba division consequent upon which the DPO CSP Sheu Alao led his men to effect the arrest of the suspects.
“The suspects have been identified by their victims, they also confessed being the brain behind the hijacking of many cement loaded trucks in the state and that one Femi who has houses in Shagamu and itori is the receiver. Effort is going on to apprehend the said Femi.
“Recovered from them are 3 cutlasses, rope, iron rod, charms, jackknife, different types of hand sets, an unregistered bajaj motorcycle and green belts of a security agency.
“Meanwhile the commissioner of police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has directed that the suspects be transferred to FSARS for discrete investigation.” the release reads in part.