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.
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
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.
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