Wednesday 31 May 2023

OYO: Police Kill One, Parrade 78 Others (Photos)

A member of the dissolved Park Management System (PMS) in Oyo state was said to have been killed and 78 persons arrested as the officers of the Oyo State Police command on Tuesday, raided the house of the sacked chairman of the PMS, Alhaji Lamidi Mukaila, aka Auxiliary.

The police, who raided the house of the former Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the Park Management System, Mukaila Lamidi (Auxiliary) to forestall the attack that could have erupted…..between the factional transport unions in the state, carried out the arrest for unlawful possession of firearms.

The state Police Commissioner of Police, Adeowale Williams, who addressed Journalists at the Command’s Headquarters, Eleyele Ibadan on Tuesday, stated that the Command foiled an attempt at creating widespread carnage and civil disturbance in the state by some members of the dissolved Park Management System (PMS) led by Mukaila Lamidi (Auxiliary) sequel to the dissolution of his disciplinary committee.

According to the Compol Adebowale, “Sequel to the above, on Tuesday 30/05/2023 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 firearms, (724) seven hundred and twenty-four cartridges assorted charms, (33) thirty-three mobile phones, and a cash sum of about (N3,450,000) three million four hundred and fifty thousand naira only.

“In addition, during the raid sophisticated firearms were recovered inside the hotel rooms and in the trunk compartment of parked vehicles within the hotel. Worthy of note is that, though the PMS Chieftain was able to escape with…..some of his boys during the gun duel with the police, however a member of the group was neutralized in a gun duel with the police.”

“Recall that the same group was alleged to be responsible for the attack on (14) fourteen members…..of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) along Agodi axis under Ibadan North-East LGA en-route the venue of yesterday’s Inaugural celebrations.”

“Furthermore, in line with standard operational procedure, all recovered items were properly documented, packaged and recorded for onward forensics analysis and for evidence purposes in accordance with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and all other relevant laws.”

The Commissioner of Police said that the state Command will not relent in its unwavering commitments towards tackling criminal rascality, hooliganism and blatant disregard for the rule of law.

He enjoined residents of the state to cooperate with the police with the provision of useful information to help apprehend the sacked PMS Chieftain, Mukaila Lamidi (Auxiliary).

Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one AK-47 rifles, four (4) AK-47 magazines, eighty four (84) live AK-47 ammunitions, nineteen (19) pump,,,,action rifles, one beretta pistol, seven cut-to-size gun, one english made barrel gun, seven hundred and twenty four (724) live cartridges, 25 cutlasses, seven jack knives, thirty three(33) mobile phones, one samsung laptop, charms, one Mazda bus, one Toyota Sienna, cash sum of three million, four hundred and fifty thousand naira, (N3,450,000.00).

Among the suspects were forty nine (49) males, and twenty nine (29) females.

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