Sequel to the fell out between the governor of Oyo State and the sacked Oyo park management chairman, Auxiliary, the police raided the latter house in Ibadan yesterday and killed one of his boys during a gun duel.
The Oyo state commissioner of Police, William Adebowale confirmed the development.
In addition, during the raid sophisticated firearms were recovered inside the hotel rooms and in the trunk compartment of parked vehicles within the hotel.
“Worthy of note is that, though the PMS Chieftain was able to escape with some of his boys during the gun duel with the Police. However a member of the group was neutralized in a gun duel with the Police.”
“Recall that the same group was alleged to be responsible for the attack on (14) Fourteen members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) along Agodi axis under Ibadan North-East LGA enroute the venue of yesterday’s Inaugural celebrations.”
“Furthermore, in line with Standard Operational Procedure, all recovered items were properly Documented, packaged and recorded for onward forensics analysis and for evidence purposes in accordance with the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and all other relevant laws.”
“In furtherance of the above, Oyo State Police Command under the constructive leadership of CP Adebowale Williams psc (+)fdc reiterates its unwavering commitments towards tackling criminal rascality, hooliganism and blatant disregard for the rule of law.”
“Consequent on the above, the Oyo State Police Command enjoins residents to cooperate with the Police with the provision of useful information to help apprehend the sacked PMS Chieftain.”
“Moving forward, residents shall witness high octane patrols, coordinated stop and Search along designate points across the nook and cranny of the State.”
“Also, the CP has directed Area Commanders to personally lead convoy patrols and rings of supervision of Police operatives within their respective areas of jurisdiction.”