Revenue Collection: Touts Arrested With Gun, Police ID Card In Ogun

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Two suspected hoodlums in Ogun State were arrested by police in the state on Thursday with a single barrel gun and a Police warrant identify card.

They were said to have been collecting money from drivers plying the Agbara Road, Ota, in Ado Odo Ota local government area of Ogun State.

According to spokesman of the state police, Muyiwa Adejobi, a Nigeria informed the Onipanu Division of the command about activities of the suspects and they were apprehended by the police thereafter.

The suspects, Rasheed Sholanke and Lukman Adebesin, both make, could not give the police any satisfactory account of their possession of the items.

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Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police Ogun State, Abdulmajid Ali, has directed that the matter be properly investigated and the suspects be charged to court so as to serve as deterrent to other touts or criminals who pretend as revenue collectors on the highway to desist henceforth or long harm of the law will catch up with them.

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The Police Boss also warned those who stay on the highway pretending as revenue collectors or forcefully and illegally extorting motorists and motorcyclists to desist as such act is criminal and will no longer be tolerated by the police command. He then encouraged the general public to beware of hoodlums and touts like these who may want to harass and extort them on highways.

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Ali urged the general public to always inform the Police whenever they come across these touts or criminals on highways within Ogun state, on the following mobile lines 08081770416 and 08081770419 or office of the Police Public Relations Officer of the command on 08123822910.

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