Oyo Police Parades Suspected Killer, cultists, Kidnppers, others

…Recover AK-47 Rifle

The Oyo State Police command has paraded suspected offenders terrorising the city of Ibadan and other areas of the state over crimes of varying severity, such as murder, kidnapping, cultism, rape, armed robbery, and burglary.

Speakingg at the command’s Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Monday; the state’s police spokesperson, SP Adewale Osifeso, said that the suspects had admitted to the offences and that there were active investigations underway to find potential co-conspirators.

The prime suspect, Success Samuel, who confessed to journalists to have committed the crime, said he was promised the sum of 4.5 million naira by his acomplise, now at large, who had required him to carry out the criminal act.

Osifeso said, “On 3rd January, 2023 at about 0130hrs, a notorious robbery syndicate invaded a Community, at Alakia area, Ibadan with guns, cutlasses and some other dangerous weapons.

“The suspects broke into the Orolade family compound where they were attacked and dispossessed of cell phones, a huge sum of money and some other valuable items at gun point.”

“Regrettably, the head of the family whose name was later given as Moshood Orolade was brutally murdered in cold blood by the armed robbers before fleeing from the scene of crime.”

“However, as soon as a distress call was received at the Command Monitoring Unit, Ibadan about the criminal activity, a team of Police operatives from the Monitoring Unit were dispatched to hunt down the perpetrators of the dastardly criminal activity and in the process, the kingpin of the armed robbery syndicate who later identified himself as Samuel Success was arrested in his hideout.”

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“The following exhibits, one english made double barrel pistol, eight live cartridges, one mortar and a piece of plank which were part of the weapons used for the armed robbery cum murder operation were recovered from the suspect.”

“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and series of similar criminal activities he had masterminded with his fleeing syndicate members in different parts of Ibadan and in Oyo State. Investigation continues. Further developments will be communicated later.”

Commenting on the recovered 4 Ak-47 riffles and 40 live round ammunition, Osifeso said: “On 25th January, 2023, while on intelligence–led Patrol, a team of Police operatives attached to Ojongbodu Divisional Headquarters discovered a local armory embedded in a local shanty around Imini village via Oyo town.”

“The case was immediately transferred to the Command Monitoring Unit for escalation in concert with the human intelligence received from the good citizens, Four ‘4’ AK-47 Riffles and Forty rounds of live AK-47 ammunition loaded in three Magazines were recovered hidden under a debris of sand after the entire area was combed.”

“Intensive investigation is still in progress to demystify the criminal network. Further developments will be communicated later.”

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