Tuesday, October 26, 2021

By Adedeji Fatimah

The  police in Oyo state on Thursday  paraded a fake police and soldier who  have been using fake identity card and army camouflage to perpetuate evil in the state.

Addressing  Journalists at the police Headquarters, Eleyele in Ibadan, where about 45  suspects of various crimes  were paraded, the  commissioner of the police   CP Shina Olukolu psc(+) said the success of  the command followed the assurance of the police in year 2020 to combat crimes to the nearest minimum in the state

According to him,  the police command is determined and prepared  to continue to carry out its constitutional responsibilities as enshrined in section 4 of the police act and regulations, in protecting lives and property, preserve law and order and carry out due enforcement of laws and regulation.

“I wish to state that we have indeed re-doubled our efforts and  reviewed the security architecture as shown in the renewed activity of the police Tactical teams(SARS, AKS , STS, Federal Highway Patrol, SAFER Highway, Skyner squad and Puff Adder team”

“The command efforts which have been seriously boosted with the deployments of the logistics support from the state government have aided the command’s patrolteams to respond promptly to distress calls which have actually paid off with  harvest of suspected criminals arrested and being paraded today”

The CP while commending the people of the state for their collaboration and support said, the success wouldn’t have been possible with out credible, timely and useful information from them  which enabled the police to clamp down on criminal element in our midst

The police boss who said the command is battle ready to give criminal element no breathing space to operate in the state  said the achievement  recorded by the command in the last  few weeks is an indication that in spite of the challenges the police has remained focused and undaunted in their quest to tackle crimes headlong

Speaking with newsmen on the crimes’ the fake soldier,  Sodiq Abiodun 29  confessed that he raped  17 years old Ismail Alimot at Orita Aperin in Ibadan.

According to him, he got the camouflage army uniform from his friend  who is a soldier and has been using the uniform  to carry out his nefarious activities since 2019.

Other suspects paraded at the command included Oluwaseun Ogunjebe who claimed to be a police corporal serving at Force Headquarters, annex, Lagos, armed robbers who specialised in cow rustling, rival cultist, Eiye and Aiye secret cults and many others.

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