Two held over murder of DPO

The two prime suspects in connection to the murder of a DPO in Adekile, Orita Aperin area of Ibadan, have been arrested, according to the Oyo State Police Command

___3586719___https:______static.pulse.com.gh___webservice___escenic___binary___3586719___2015___3___20___17___Ibadan

The two prime suspects in connection to the murder of a DPO in Adekile, Orita Aperin area of Ibadan, have been arrested, according to the Oyo State Police Command.

Violence erupted in the area on Wednesday, April 1, when residents claimed to have uncovered a kidnappers’ den, and decided to set the identified buildings ablaze.

The DPO, who reportedly came from the Agugu Police Division with his officers to restore order, was allegedly wounded by the mob in the area and died shortly after.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said on Saturday that two suspects had been arrested over the murder, while the police had kept patrol in the area to ensure order.

He said, “We have arrested two prime suspects in connection with the incident. Some other arrests are ongoing. A high-powered team has also been set up by the Commissioner of Police to investigate theincident. The death of our DPO is confirmed.

“The command has beefed up security in the area to forestall any breakdown of law and order. We are still patrolling the area, and normalcy has been restored.”

Earlier on Thursday, the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, and the state Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Katsina, were at the scene of the incident to assess the extent of damage done by the hoodlums.

The CP, who conducted the governor round the area, had told newsmen that he would ensure that the perpetrators of the violence were brought to book.

“I advise the residents of this area to produce those hoodlums who perpetrated this act. We are going to get them. There is no hiding place for these elements,” he said.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Van Vicker drops stunning family portraits to mark 44th birthday (PHOTOS)

BBNaija 2021: Fans go wild as Tega lets Saga suck her boobs

Record Label sues Bella Shmurda for copyright infringement, breach of contract

Medical student runs out of class after discovering that practical corpse was a friend

I spent one year in American jail for drug trafficking – Veteran actress Kumiwaa

Gardener runs "mad" after lady he took home turned into goat: “I met the beautiful lady at market”

My boyfriend has dumped me after I had sex with company’s CEO to employ him – Lady cries

4 signs that your boyfriend is a sapiosexual

Drone flies Funny Face’s ex-wife’s wedding ring at her white wedding (VIDEOS)