By OSENI YUSUF, Ibadan
Oyo State Police Command on Thursday declared that suspected hoodlums numbering over 30 attacked and mobbed the Mapo Police station and forcefully set free two arrested miscreants
Upon the attack, the state Commissioner of Police, Mrs Ngozi Vivian Onadeko in a statement tasked parents in the state to warn their children to steer clear of acts capable of causing breakdown of law and order as the command will no longer tolerate such acts
CP Vivian Onadeko in the statement issued on her behalf by the command Public Relations Officer (PPRO) ,CSP Gbenga Fadeyi stressed that the attack by the hoodlums occurred at about 1145hrs at Odo-Osun Area of Mapo when some Police personnel from Mapo Divisional Police Headquarters were deployed to effect the arrest of two notorious miscreants who have been deeply involved in the crisis rocking Shogoye/Akobi areas of Mapo lately.
“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command wishes to inform the general public on the incident that occurred earlier today 28th January, 2021 at about 1145hrs at Odo-Osun Area of Mapo where Police personnel from Mapo Divisional Police Headquarters were deployed to effect the arrest of two notorious miscreants who have been deeply involved in the crisis rocking Shogoye/Akobi areas of Mapo lately.”, she said.
CP Vivian Onadeko stressed , ” sequel to the arrest of the two notorious miscreants who were handcuffed, one A.K.A Packaging led some thugs numbering about thirty (30) to attack and mobbed the Police team while forcefully took the two miscreants from them. In a bid for the Police personnel to escape from being lynched, a shot was fired to the air while the Police personnel managed to escape.”
The Commissioner of Police maintained that as a result of the attack “massive deployment of Police personnel and that of Sisters Security Agencies have been emplaced to fore stall further crises” in the area..
She stressed that “at about 1220hrs, one Akeem ‘m’ in company of some angry miscreants invaded the Police Station to report that his younger brother was shot and the miscreants attempted to attack Mapo Police Station, while some cars at the junction leading to the street of the Station were damaged. The mob was thereafter repelled by Police personnel who were strategically positioned to prevent the Station from being attacked.”
“Not too long, at about 1350hrs, the corpse of one Badmus Rasheed ‘m’ 20years was brought to the Police Station amidst the angry mob that was earlier repealed from attacking the Station.