The Oyo State police command has arrested three suspects for being in possession of two firearms, daggers and other dangerous weapons in Eruwa.
This was made known in a press statement signed and released by the Oyo State PPRO, Adewale Osifeso. He added that the arrests were part of the state’s improved efforts to tackle security challenges.
The three suspects were identified as; Opeyemi Ajibodu (a 30-year-old male), Segun Dade (a 29-year-old male), and Dare Adenle (A 25-year-old male).
The police spokesman revealed that the police had arrested the suspects at Sunbare area, along old Ibadan road, Eruwa after receiving reports of several gunshots being fired in the nearby bush.
He explained that the suspects were arrested after a quick assessment revealed that the suspects had attacked a group of Fulani herders, killing six cows and wounding thirteen other cows.
The statement went: “In continuity of the crime-fighting crusade of the Oyo State Police Command, on Sunday 20th June 2021, several gunshots were reportedly fired in a bush at Sunbare Area, along old Ibadan road Eruwa, causing fear and panic in the hearts of residence.”
“Upon receipt of the information, Police Operatives attached to Eruwa Divisional Police Headquarters in a concerted effort with stakeholders in the area gathered momentum and stormed the reported scene.”
“Upon arrival at the scene, the trio of Opeyemi Ajibodu ‘m’ aged 30yrs, Segun Dade ‘m’ 29yrs and Dare Adenle ‘m’ 25yrs, were arrested and found in possession of the following exhibits; three dane guns, two daggers, one cutlass, two head-lamp, charms, three I.D cards and one Access ATM card belonging to Ajibodun Opeyemi, one lighter, ten expended cartridges and two live cartridges.”
“Conduction of an on-the-spot assessment at daybreak led to the discovery that the gunshots were from an attack launched against a group of Fulani headers, which resulted in the killing of six cows and wounding of 13 others.”
“Upon interrogation, fact gathered revealed that the attack was perpetrated to wade off the headers from grazing in the forests in Eruwa environs. Efforts to apprehend other accessories to the crime is at top gear.”
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Ngozi Onadeko wishes to assure the general public about the Command’s unflinching commitment toward ensuring that the lot of justice is preserved as every hand involved in the perpetration of this dastardly act is brought to book.”
“While registering the above assertion, the Commissioner of Police wishes to encourage the good people of Oyo State to be law-abiding and desist from embracing self-help in obtaining justice.”