Combined efforts of local hunters, Amotekun Corps and the Nigeria Police have led to the arrest of eight bandits who mounted illegal roadblocks at Igangan, in Oyo State.
The policemen from Iganna Division were said to have combed Budu Uberu, off Ofeegun village via Igangan and got the suspected robbers arrested.
The hoodlums were among other 23 suspected criminals paraded by the Oyo State Police Command, Eleyele, Ibadan at the weekend.
While parading the suspects at the State Police headquarters, the State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, said, “On 2nd May, 2021 at about 1000hrs, a group of men attempted to dispossess motorists along Elekokan/Iganna road of their valuables, an action that was repelled by officers attached to Iganna Divisional Police Headquarters in collaboration with operatives of Amotekun Corps, causing suspects to flee with gunshot injuries, leaving behind a locally made single barrel pistol at the scene of crime.”
Upon receipt of this information, she went noted, “the divisional police officer quickly mobilized a combined team of local hunters, Amotekun Corps and personnel from Iganna Division to comb Budu Uberu, off Ofeegun village via Igangan, where it was gathered through intelligence that suspects were receiving treatments from gunshot injuries earlier sustained from the repelling actions of the Police and others”.
“Consequent upon this, the suspects were arrested and exhibits as listed below were recovered from them. Investigation is still in progress while suspects remain in Police custody.”
She gave the names of the suspects as Abubakar Muhammadu Wantudi aged 22 yrs, Nadera Muhammadu Wantudi, Muhammadu Umar, 22 yrs, Muhammadu Bako, 26 yrs, Awalu Bako, 20 yrs, Abubakar Usman, 37 yrs, Awalu Garba, 40 yrs, and Abubakar Usman Bako, 27 yrs.
Items allegedly recovered from the suspects include, four locally made single barrel guns, three cutlasses, three axes, one knife, two dangerous rods, charms concealed in their hideouts, two pairs of slippers, two torch lights, and one hoe.