By Daud Olatunji, Abeokuta
No fewer than 23 suspects were paraded by the Ogun State Police Command yesterday for various offences ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, illegal possession of arms to murder and cultism.
The State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, said the suspects were arrested from various locations in the state.
He said no fewer than 21 assorted guns, which included three AK 47 rifles, were recovered.
Among the suspects was a 54-year-old woman, Idowu Olupinla, the founder of a white garment, Adura migba Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Ijoko, Ota, she was paraded for allegedly running a prostitution ring, using teenagers.
Olupinla, who might be charged for human trafficking and child abuse, denied the allegation.
She was however confronted by three of her victims, who said she used one of the rooms in her apartment as a brothel, where different men, including male members of the church slept with them.
Iliyasu said one Haruna Saidat aged 16 years and three others lodged complaints against the suspect for using them for prostitution and sending other young girls to neighbouring countries for the same purpose.
Also paraded was a member of a gang of robbers/kidnappers terrorising residents of Oyo, Lagos and Ogun states, Richard Abraham.
Iliyasu said the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Squad received an information on the hideout of the notorious gang on Monday August 22, and they went after them.
On sighting the operatives, he said the suspected robbers opened fire on them, while the operatives also returned fire for fire; by the time the dust settled one of the robbers, Abraham, was arrested while other members of the gang escaped.
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