The Oyo state Police Command on Friday paraded fifty (50) suspects for various criminal offences.
Among the suspects paraded were two men found in possession of human skulls in Ogbomoso town as well as 13 suspected cultists belonging to various cult groups in the state.
The command also on Friday paraded a man arrested for allegedly kidnap a provision store owner, Mrs. Foluke Akinrinde.
It was gathered that Akinrinde, was kidnapped on her way from market few weeks ago.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Shina Olukolu while parading the suspects and other suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists at the Police headquarters, Eleiyele, Ibadan, said that the duo of Abdullahi Basiru and Adekola Martin were arrested on 11th July 2019 for being in possession of human skull.
Olukolu added that Ahmadu Musa was arrested for allegedly kidnap Foluke Akinrinde in Eruwa, in Ibarapa East local Government area of the state.
Others who were paraded including a man, Tajudeen Olalere a security man posted to a school arrested for allegedly defile about six students and forty six other suspects arrested in connection with various crimes.
Olukolu said, “On the 11th July 2019, at about 1600hrs patrol team attached to Ikoyi Ile/ Ogbomoso road led by inspector Benjamin Olayiwola intercepted Abdullahi Basiru and Adekola Martin both of Oja Funi Area, Ede Osun State with two human skulls. Upon interrogation, they were unable to give satisfactory account of the two human skulls. Meanwhile, investigation is still ongoing.
“On the 1st July 2019, at about 2000hrs one Sunday Akinrinde of Oke-Olaborin area Eruwa reported at Eruwa Divisional headquarters that on the same date at about 1630hrs, his wife one Foluke Akinrinde was abducted by some unknown gunmen while coming home from Temidire market at gun point along Sunbare area of Eruwa Oyo state and abandoned her Toyota bus with registration no Osun KNR 670 XA. Sequel to this, the kidnappers put a call to the husband and demanded for rparaded
“However, men of anti-kidnapping squad swung into action with combine efforts of vigilante and hunters from Eruwa, the victim was rescued unhurt on 2nd July 2019. In the course of deligent investigation, one Ahmadu Musa, one of the confessed culprits was eventually arrested. He confessed to the crime while efforts are on top gear to arrest other fleeing syndicate members who are at large.
“On 27th June 2019, one Tajudeen Olalere, a security man posted to a school has been defiling girls in the school which has been happening for some years.”
It could be recalled that the Oyo State Police Command, had recently in a press release statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer of the state command, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, raised an alarm over intelligence reports on possible cult clash in the state between a secret cult group, popularly known as ‘Aiye Confraternity’ on 7th of July, and ‘Eiye Confraternity’ on 8th August every year across the southwest states of Nigeria.
The commissioner of police in Oyo State, Shina Olukolu while parading the suspects, said as part of police efforts to reduce crime to the barest minimum in Oyo State, the police have begun an aggressive drive towards making this objetive a reality through a proactive approach and sustainable community policing strategy in the last few weeks.
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