EndSARS: Police Arrest Hoodlums Who Allegedly Attacked Oyo Police Station, Looted Armoury
Some hoodlums who allegedly attacked a police station in Oyo State during the nationwide protest against police brutality months ago, have been arrested.
Their arrest was confirmed in statement released by the State Police Command, Naija News reports.
The suspects were said to be responsible for the vandalisation and setting ablaze of the Akobo Divisional Police Headquarters in Ibadan.
Police reported that the hoodlums looted armoury and l stole other items before setting the station on fire.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, who said this in a statement on Monday revealed two AK-47 riffles were stolen from the station by the hoodlums during the ENDSARS riot in October 2020.
She said one suspect, 28-year-old Ridwan Amoo, was arrested at his hideout in Moniyaarea of Ibadan with one AK-47 riffle, one locally made single barrel gun and a cutlass.
The statement read, ”On October 22, 2020 at about 1530hrs, some notorious hoodlums who were armed with dangerous weapons invaded the Akobo Divisional Police Headquarters, Ibadan during the infamous protest that led to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria.
“The rampaging hoodlums who turned out in large numbers dislodged Policemen attached to Akobo Division, looted their armoury and carted away two AK-47 riffles with breech numbers “AB35-0136 and 2627486’’ both loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition and one assault riffle with breech number “07026333’’.
The statement read further: “On July 20, 2021 at about 1535hrs, one of the hoodlums who masterminded the heinous criminal activities was arrested in his hideout at Moniya area Ibadan following a credible tip off and one AK-47 riffle with “27486’ carted away during the invasion of the Police Division was recovered from the suspect. One locally made single barrel gun and a cutlass which he was armed with during the ENDSARS protest were equally recovered from him. Investigation is at top gear to arrest other syndicate members.”
In the report, the force also reported the arrest of five persons suspected to have kidnapped the wife of the the All Progressives Congress Youth Leaders in the state, Oni-Salawu Aderiyike.
The woman who closed from her place of work at around 10pm was going home in a car while her husband was in another car coming at her back. She was whisked away but the husband escaped.
The CP said the suspects confessed that they collected N3m from the victim’s family before she was eventually freed after eight days in captivity.
The suspected kidnappers are Bolaji Shittu ‘M’ age 43 years; Jamiu Isiaka ‘M’ age 36 years; Shola Ogundele ‘M’ age 44 years; Saheed Adeleke ‘M’ age 36 years Yusuf Akinwale ‘M’ age 46 years.
Three locally made cut to size guns were said to have been recovered from them. One Toyota Camry, 15 life catridges and one bro Radionic female wristwatches