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Oyo Police Parades Illegal Arms Dealers with 10,000 Live Cartridges in Ibadan


….assures full security in Ileya festiva

By Richard Thomas, Ibadan

The Commissioner of police, Oyo State  Command CP Shina Olukolu on Thursday  paraded  four unauthorised  arms dealers  , concealing 10,000 live cartridges for supply to allegedly  criminally minded elements in the state.

Also, arrested were 21 other criminal suspects who were nabbed by the officers of the state Police Command at various places across the state.

Among the suspects, were two young ladies found in possession of one double barrel pistol on their way from Mushin, Lagos state to Iseyin area of Oyo state  to  allegedly carry out their operation.

Addressing newsmen at the parade ground, Eleyele Police Headquarters, Ibadan,  the state Police Commissioner , Mr. Shina Olukolu admonished people of  the state to be  wary of criminally minded people  and to be security conscious in view of the current festive season, just as he urged them to be mindful of whom they transact business with to avoid being swindled

The arms dealers, who were arrested on July 23, 2019,  at Oke-Bola area of the city, included Adekunle Abimbola, Abel Kojo , Mukaila Ariyo, and Ade Adebayo .
They  confessed  that they have been on the business of ammunition/arms supply for many years without license. They disagreed that armed robbers and bandits were their buyers, saying hunters were also  their clients.

The  Police boss who insisted that the ammunitions were supplied to armed robbers disclosed that they would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

CP Olukolu who commended the aggressive drive put up by state police command through proactive approach and sustainable community policing strategy pointed out that the drive has  continued to yield positive results and giving the police an edge above criminals in the state.

According to him, the officers and men under his  watch have continued to put up spirited efforts to ensure high level of professionalism and tolerance  when carrying out their constitutional responsibility of the protection of lives  and property.

” Without mincing words , criminals in Oyo state have not been having a safe haven to carry out their evil  acts of unleashing terror on innocent citizens due to constant raids and routine patrols of all nooks and crannies of the state.

The police boss said the command is conscious of the  possibility of increase of crime rate often associated with the festive season saying,  as part of proactive measures of the men of the command his men are set to secure and  allay the fears of the people.

According to him, they have carried out a review of the command security architecture to guarantee security of lives and property of the citizens before, during and after the forth coming Eid-el-Kabir celebration”



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