The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Adebowale Williams has vowed to be ruthless in dealing with unscrupulous and criminal minded individuals operating in the State and it’s environs.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s PRO, Wale Osifeso, made available to newsmen on Monday.
The Command through Intelligence led Patrols, technologically aided surveillance and Intensified Stop and Search duties around the length and breadth of the State would always be proactive and a step ahead to subdue security concerns in the State.
In furtherance of the above, the dragnet of eagle eyed operatives attached to “Operation Restore Peace”, Oyo State Police Command has identified and apprehended one Adebisi Ayodele ‘m’ a level 14 elementary school teacher at Ikereku- Idan, Abeokuta , Ogun State who has been presenting himself as an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to Police Mobile Force Unit of the Nigeria Police Force for (13) thirteen years.
He was apprehended while the team was conducting intelligence led Stop and Search duties.
The suspect at the time of arrest on Sunday 21/08/2022 at Asejire under Egbeda Local Government was providing illegal escort services in a Red Mistubish space wagon with Registration No. ARP 34 AA, dressed in complete police uniform in company of another female passenger.
He confessed to have been practicing the act for years and had successfully misled a lot his unsuspecting victims by his actions.
He claimed to operate in Isolation along adjoining routes and link roads sharing boundaries with Oyo, Ekiti and his Base in Ogun State.
At the point of arrest he was found in possession of two unexpended canisters (Teargas) and a complete kit of Police Mobile Force Uniform, however wrongly worn.
Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the source of his supplies, motives and to apprehend the rest of his criminal ring.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED ROBBERS/MEMBERS OF AN HIJACKING SYNDICATE.
In another development, at about 1600hrs, on 16/08/2022, information was received by operatives of the Command attached to the Monitoring Unit while on intelligence based anti-crime patrol at Toll Gate area that a trailer loaded with Cigarettes suspected to have been hijacked and diverted by some unknown hoodlums was sighted where the hoodlums were waiting for their criminal receivers at TOLL Gate area, Ibadan.
In furtherance of the above, the team of operatives immediately swung into action and intercepted (2) Two suspects UMARU SUNDAY ‘M’ and ITOH JOHN ‘ in Possession of (150)One Hundred and Fifty cartons of Cigarette .
Further investigation led to the arrest of another suspect, PEJU OKANLAWON ‘m’ from whom another (120) One Hundred and Twenty Cartons of the Cigarette were recovered in Lagos State.
Upon interrogations, the suspect confessed to have assisted the hijackers to move the diverted goods to their criminal receivers in Ibadan where they were arrested.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the hijacked trailer and the goods belong to a Tobacco Company located in Ibadan and the management of the company has confirmed the missing consignment.
Lastly, the Commissioner of Police, enjoined members of the public to continue cooperating with officers and men of the Command while in discharging their duties and to be unrelenting with providing credible and timely information capable of nipping crime in the bud at all times.