One killed, 78 arrested, and more than N3 million were found after a gun battle with the police in Ibadan
Under the capable leadership of CP. Adebowale Williams, the Oyo State Police Command hasparaded no less than 78 people for illegally possessing firearms in an effort to head off a clash that could have caused the loss of lives and property in the Ibadan metropolis.
On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, the state Police Commissioner of Police addressed journalists at the state Command Headquarters in Eleyele Ibadan. He claimed that the Command, due to its proactive nature and action on intelligence-driven surveillance, was able to thwart an attempt by some Park Management System (PMS) members, led by one Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi AKA Auxillary, to cause widespread carnage and civil unrest in the State as a result of the immediate dissolution of the PMS.
As a follow-up to the aforementioned, CP. Adebowale wrote, "Sequel to the above, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023 in a strategic intelligence coordinated raid around his location at Diamond Hotel, Alakia-Isebo, under Egbeda LGA, (78) Seventy-Eight suspected hoodlums who had perfected plans to unleash mayhem at the early hours of today at Major parts of the Metropolis were arrested in possession of sophisticated firearm
Additionally, during the raid, sophisticated weaponry were found in hotel rooms and in the trunks of parked cars inside the hotel, according to Adebowale.
Though the PMS Chieftain managed to escape during the gun battle with the police with several of his boys, one of the group's members was neutralized in the fire battle.
Remember that the attack on (14) Fourteen members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) at the Agodi axis under the Ibadan North-East LGA on their way to the location of yesterday's Inaugural celebrations was allegedly carried out by the same group?
"Furthermore, in accordance with Standard Operating Procedure, all recovered items were properly Documented, packaged, and recorded for subsequent forensics analysis and for evidence purposes in accordance with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and all other relevant laws," the statement continued.
In light of the foregoing, the Oyo State Police Command, under the capable direction of CP Adebowale Williams psc (+)fdc, reiterates its unshakable pledges to combating criminal rascality, hooliganism, and flagrant disdain for the law.
"In light of the foregoing, the Oyo State Police Command enjoins citizens to cooperate with the Police by providing useful information to aid in the capture of the sacked PMS Chieftain," reads the statement.
Residents will see "high-octane patrols, coordinated stop and search along designated points across the nook and cranny of the State" as things move forward.
Additionally, the CP has instructed Area Commanders to personally oversee and lead convoy patrols of Police agents within their respective spheres of responsibility.
In order to enhance residents' confidence against any fear of molestation or harassment as they conduct their lawful enterprises, the place and its surroundings are currently being closely monitored by a large deployment of police agents.
Emergency contact information for the Command is available at 615 (Tell Free) (Oyo State Security Trust Fund) and the Oyo State Police Command Emergency Lines 07055495413 and 08081768614. He spoke.
One AK-47 Riffle, four (4) AK-47 magazines, 84 live AK-47 rounds, 19 pump action riffles, one Barreta pistol, seven cut-to-size guns, one English-made barrel gun, 724 live cartridges, 25 cutlasses, seven Jack knives, 33 mobile phones, one Samsung laptop, charms, one Mazda bus, one Toyota Sienna, and cash totaling (N3,450,000.00) were among the exhibits found on the suspects.
Among the arrested suspects were forty-nine (49) males, and twenty-nine (29) females. While some of them are AJADI ADEMOLA ‘M’ AGE 22 YRS, ADEKUNLE ADEJARE ‘M’ AGE 40 YRS, OLAONIPEKUN JAMIU ‘M’ AGE 28 YRS, UKANA DANIEL ‘M’ AGE 29 YRS, SIKIRU ADEBAYO ‘M’ AGE 62 YRS, WAHAB SAHEED ‘M’ 33 YRS, BABATUNDE RIDWAN ‘M’ AGE 29 YRS, ADEBAYO SODIQ ‘M’ AGE 23 YRS, ADABALE AFEEZ ‘M’ AGE 25 YRS, KAFAYAT IDRIS ‘F’ AGE 30 YRS, SILIFA IBRAHEEM ‘F’ AGE 30 YRS, KAFAYAT ALABA ‘F’ AGE 30 YRS, ADIJAT OLANIYAN ‘F’ AGE 30 YRS, TOSIN OLALEKAN ‘F’ AGE 35 YRS, OYEWOLA IFEOLUWA ‘F’ AGE 28 YRS, BALIKIS KABIRU ‘F’ AGE 32 YRS, AFOLABI OLUWAKEMI ‘F’ AGE 30 YRS, ARIYO FUNMILAYO ‘F’ AGE 38 YRS, RUKAYAT TAIWO ‘F’ AGE 30 YRS, AMINAT POPOOLA ‘F’ AGE 29 YRS, FUNKE MOHAMMED ‘F’ AGE 42 YRS, among others.