Missing Police Inspector in Ifo crisis found, as Police parades 93 suspects in Ogun

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CP Bashir Makama

Police says the police Inspector declared missing in the wake of crisis in Ifo area of Ogun state has been seen.

The State Police Commisioner, Bashir Makama made this known at the command‘s headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta, the state capital.

Speaking on the incident the state command’s spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi said that the said officer, Inspector Sunday Ogundapo reappeared at about 10 am on Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 with various degrees of matchet injuries all over his body.

Oyeyemi noted that the injured officer said he was rescued from the scene of the mayhem by a good Samaritan who used a motorcycle to take him to an hospital in the area.

The spokesman said that the injured officer narrated further that while in the hospital, the Doctor informed him of the plan by his assailants to come and finish up with him in the hospital, consequent upon which his helper quickly took him away to an area close to the border from where he managed to find his way back to Abeokuta early in the morning.

Some police officers and men attached to Zonal Intervention Squad Zone 2 on Sunday evening had trailed a young man suspected to be in possession of gun, to the grand finale of Akoogun Festival in Ifo.

The police operatives according to reports, after arresting the suspect were prevented from taking the young man away.

In the process Inspector Ogundapo was reportedly taken away by a mob, while the other police operatives that went for the operation successfully took the suspect away.

Meanwhile, in a related development, the Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday paraded nothing less than 93 suspects for alleged involvement in various crimes.

They were paraded for alleged crimes, such as armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, murder and criminal conspiracy among others.

The state Police Commissioner, Bashir Makama who paraded the suspects at the state command headquarters said that exhibits were recovered from them.

He said items recovered from them include, cash, guns, cartridges, one Toyota Camry car marked SMK-124-AE, motor cycles, jewelries, hard drugs, mobile phones and wrist watches.

He listed other items recovered from them as face masks, axes, generators, knifes and charms among others.

The Police boss said that the suspects were arrested at various locations within the state and its environs.

He said “Our war against crime and criminality in the state has produced these results, we are showcasing today. In our bid to suppress and curtail the act of kidnapping, robbery, cultism and other criminal elements, tactical and covert deployment of operatives have been deployed across the length and breadth of Ogun State”.

He urged all those who are in illegal possession of arms and ammunitions in the state, to surrender them now before they will be arrested by his officers and men.

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