Oyo Police Arrest 12 Suspected Criminals, Recover Several Arms

The Oyo State police command has revealed that its operatives have arrested twelve hoodlums suspected to be robbers/cultists terrorizing the state.

The suspects were arrested during intelligence-led raids and surveillance by the command’s Monitoring Unit, led by the commander, CSP Olusola Aremu, between May 13 and 26, 2021.

The suspects who were identified as Abass Kamilu a.k.a. Shawarma (26), Basit Azeez (26), Aworonke Asimiyu (32), Olalekan Moruf (27), Rasheed Taiwo (25), Quadri Raheem (30), Wasiu Lekan (22), Salaudeen Ridwan (19), Mustapha Abbas (19), Jimoh Afeez (20), Habeeb Idowu a.k.a. Galaxy (17) and Bello Jamiu a.k.a. Aroba (28).

Two single-barreled cut-to-size pistols, a double-barreled cut-to-size gun, a locally-made revolver, a black locally-made pistol, two live and one expended cartridges, charms and amulets, a catapult, and some hard drugs were recovered from the suspects.

The criminals, according to the police, were found to have been responsible for kidnappings, gun-running, rape and robbery in Oyo town and its environs.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso confirmed the arrest and said that the hoodlums were arrested in their hideout while planning to unleash another round of mayhem on innocent residents of the area.

He further revealed that preliminary inquiries by the command revealed that they were members of the dreaded “Eiye” Confraternity and intended to assert their dominance over rival cult groups.

“Comprehensive investigations are ongoing, while efforts are being made to apprehend other fleeing members of the group”, he said.

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