The demolition of the kidnappers’ den at Soka area of Ibadan was stopped midway to allow the team of forensic experts from the police headquarters in Abuja carry out their investigations.
The order for the demolition was given by the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, on Monday during his visit to the forest where the decomposed bodies of several people were discovered and some captives rescued by security agents.
Ajimobi, who had hinged the demolition and the clearing of the forest on the request of the Soka community to allow for visibility of the area, also directed environmental health officers to fumigate the forest and the entire area to prevent outbreak of epidemics.
No sooner had the demolition of the buildings where the kidnappers were carrying out their nefarious activities commenced than the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Ndabawa, called the Chairman of Oluyole Local Government, Prince Ayode Abass-Aleshinloye, and informed him of the need to stop the exercise to allow the team of forensic experts from the police headquarters in Abuja carry out their investigations.
Abass-Aleshinloye was at the site, in company with his Ibadan South-West Local Government counterpart, Mr. Taoheed Adeleke, and the General Manager of Ibadan Local Governments Property Development Company, Mr. Lekan Babalola, to supervise the exercise.