Legal Nigeria

Ogun CP orders ritualists to be shot on sight

Suspected kidnapper of market leader charged
From Segun Olatunji, Abeokuta
Disturbed by the rising cases of ritualism in Ogun State, the Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, yesterday ordered his men to shoot on sight any suspect.
He gave this order while parading 23 suspected cultists, kidnappers, armed robbers and ritualists at the command headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
Ali said the crime rate had become alarming, adding that it had become imperative for all stakeholders to wake up to their responsibilities and make the state free from the nefarious activities of criminals.
Ali said, “criminal activities are becoming alarming everyday in the state and drastic action has to be taken. Ritualists’ are killing people. We won’t tolerate that. When you see them in action, they should shoot on sight. When you see them perpetrating the act, bring them down. Once you find any policeman that is not discharging his duty correctly, please report such.
The CP also disclosed that a suspect had been arraigned over the killing of 85-year-old market leader in Ijebu-Ode, Alhaja Elewuju, promising that a suspect who kidnapped a 20-month-old boy, Emmanuel Ogundele, about 12 days ago at the christening of a baby in Abeokuta, would soon be arrested.