Culled from Corenews
Oyo state police command has arrested three suspects, for being in possession of two dane guns, daggers and other dangerous weapons.
According to the Police Command’s spokesperson, Adewale Osifeso, the arrests were part of efforts to tackle headlong security challenges in the state.
The arrested suspects include Opeyemi Ajibodu ‘m’ aged 30yrs, Segun Dade ‘m’ 29yrs and Dare Adenle ‘m’ 25yrs, who were in possession of two dane guns, daggers among other dangerous weapons.
Osifeso said the police had stormed Sumibare Area, along old Ibadan road Eruwa, where the arrests were made following reports of several gunshots reportedly fired in nearby bush.
He added that an on-the-spot assessment carried out at day break revealed that the gunshots were from an attack launched against a group of Fulani headers, which resulted in the killing of six cows and wounding of 13 others.
“In continuity of the crime fighting crusade of the Oyo State Police Command, on Sunday 20th June, 2021, several gunshots were reportedly fired in a bush at Sunbare Area, along old Ibadan road Eruwa, causing fear and panic in the hearts of residence.
“Upon receipt of the information, Police Operatives attached to Eruwa Divisional Police Headquarters in concerted effort with stakeholders in the area, gathered momentum and stormed the reported scene.
“Upon arrival at the scene, the trio of Opeyemi Ajibodu ‘m’ aged 30yrs, Segun Dade ‘m’ 29yrs and Dare Adenle ‘m’ 25yrs, were arrested and found in possession of the following exhibits; three dane guns, two daggers, one cutlass, two head-lamp, charms, three I.D cards and one Access ATM card belonging to Ajibodun Opeyemi, one lighter, ten expended cartridges and two live cartridges.”
“Conduction of an on-the-spot assessment at day break led to the discovery that the gunshots were from an attack launched against a group of Fulani headers, which resulted in the killing of six cows and wounding of 13 others.
“Upon interrogation, fact gathered revealed that the attack was perpetrated to wade off the headers from grazing in the forests in Eruwa environs. Effort to apprehend other accessories to the crime is at top jeer.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ngozi Onadeko wishes to assure the general public about the Command’s unflinching commitment toward ensuring that the lot of justice is preserved as every hand involved in the perpetration of this dastardly act is brought to book.
“While registering the above assertion, the Commissioner of Police wishes to encourage the good people of Oyo State to be law abiding and desist from embracing self help in obtaining justice.”