Ijebu-Igbo park mayhem: Police nabs four suspects


Sanusi Lateef

Four suspects among “hoodlums” who allegedly invaded Ijebu-Igbo motor-park in Ogun State, to cause mayhem in the early hours of Wednesday, are now in Police net.

The “hoodlums”, Kabiru Kazeem, Abiodun Yusuf, Adewale Adesina and Busayo Adesanya, according to the spokesman of the state police command, Abimbola Oyeyemi, were arrested following distress call received by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in-charge of Ijebu-Igbo division.

Oyeyemi said the distress call indicated that some people armed with dangerous weapons have invaded the motor-park and were attacking people as well as destroying vehicles and other valuable properties within the park.

He added that following the distress call the DPO, Kazeem Solotan mobilized his men and raced to the scene.

Oyeyemi said on getting there, it was discovered that the “hoodlums” have seriously injured one person and destroyed about 25 vehicles within the park.

He noted that they were successfully dislodged by the policemen and the leading four members arrested, while the injured person was taken to a hospital for medical attention.

The state Commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson according to him has directed that the arrested “hoodlums” be transferred to the State criminal investigation and intelligence department for discreet investigation, while he also directed that those who are directly or indirectly involved in the pandemonium must be hunted for and brought to book.

The Commissioner therefore warned that anybody who chose violence as a means of settling any issue in the state will have the Command to contend with as such action will not be tolerated under his watch.


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