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.