By Mosunmola Ayobami, Kwara
The Kwara state Commissioner of Police, CP Kayode Egbetokun has disclosed that 16 suspects have been arrested for disturbing public peace over a land dispute that occurred at Egbejila area of Ilorin West area Local Government of the state.
Egbetokun said the command similarly arrested a man who murdered his colleague in Lagos and ran to Ilorin for a cover-up.
The CP made the disclosure at a press briefing held at Police headquarters on Wednesday.
“The Kwara police command has arrested 16 suspects in line with land fracas for public peace disturbance, the suspects also machetted police officers who were invited to ensure peace return to the area.
“Police don’t dabble into land issues, but the arrested was made in respect of the officers machetted, the case is under investigation,” he said.
He added that a total 275 cases were prosecuted in the year 2019.