Nigeria Police Force, Oyo state command has foiled an attempt by members of the recently dissolved park management system, PMS, to cause mayhem in the state.
In the process, Seventy eight suspects were arrested and paraded while cache of firearms, charms and over three million Naira were recovered
Parading the suspects at Police headquarters Eleyele Ibadan, the Commissioner of Police in oyo state, Mr Adebowale Williams said in its proactive nature, while acting on intelligence report, were able to arrest some of the PMS members led by one Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi popularly known as Auxillary.
The commissioner of police explained that a strategic intelligence raid was conducted in a Hotel around Alakia-Isebo in Egbeda local government and Seventy-Eight suspected hoodlums who had perfected plans to unleash mayhem 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 (#3,450,000) Three Million Four Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira Only.
“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 enroute the venue of yesterday’s Inaugural celebrations.”
The police commissioner said, 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.
Mr Adebowale reiterated his unwavering commitments towards tackling criminal rascality, hooliganism and blatant disregard for the rule of law.
He therefore enjoined residents of the state to cooperate with the Police with the provision of useful information to help apprehend the recenyly sacked PMS Chieftain.
He also noted that residents would in the coming days, witness high patrols, coordinated stop and Search along designate points across the nook and cranny of the State.
The Commissioner of Police explained that he has directed Area Commanders to personally lead convoy patrols and rings of supervision of Police operatives within their respective areas of jurisdiction.
“This far, the location and environs is actively monitored with ample deployment of Police Operatives to boost the confidence of residents against any fear of molestation or harassment as they go about their legitimate businesses.”
“In cases of emergencies, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615(Tell free) (Oyo State Security Trust Fund), and Oyo State Police Command Emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614.”