The Osun State Police Command has paraded some suspected criminals amongst which were six suspected rapists, fraudsters and cultists among other criminals on Friday, 26th June, 2020 in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
While parading some suspects at the Police headquarters in Osogbo, the State Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie warned rapists, cultists and fraudsters to end their criminal activities, adding that the state will no longer condor any act of criminality.
In his address, the CP told a team of journalist that the command arrested suspected cultists, fraudsters and armed robbers in Ede, Ilesha, Ipetumodu among other suspected rapists in Ile-Ife, Osogbo, Ilesha, Ila-Orangun and Ibokun while on duties.
Suspected rapistsAccording to him, “the command received information on the 18th June, 2020 about some suspected ritualists who gathered themselves bearing different dangerous weapons with intent to terrorize Ede town, police operatives swung into action immediately.
“The hoodlums engaged the policemen in a gun duel, one Mukaila Ismaila popularly known as Sabe was injured and being evacuated to hospital, while six others were arrested.
The arrested hoodlums are: Fagbemi Ajao ‘m’ (65), Ifaseun Gbadebo ‘m’ (35), Olubayo Ayantunde ‘m’ (45), Taiwo Ayandare ‘m’ (35), Taiwo Ayandare ‘m’ (30) and Ayankunle Mutiu ‘m’ (40). We recovered some exhibits from them, such as, Masquerade costume, four beating drums, one cut-to-size barrel gun, one Dane gun, two cutlasses, local Axes and criminal charms.
“The suspects have been charged to court for prosecution,” CP Adie said.
In another development, the state Commissioner of Police also narrated how six hoodlums broke into their residences with guns and cutlasses and carted away their valuable properties including cash, as reported by the residents at the Ipetumodu police station.
In his words, “At about 1230hrs of Friday 19th June, 2020, some residents of Ipetumodu town reported at Ipetumodu Police Division that, six hoodlums broke into their residences with guns and cutlasses and carted away their valuable properties including cash.
“Our team swung into action and with the cooperation of public spirited individuals, one Kazeem Waris ‘m’ (25), Saheed Babatunde ‘m’ (25) and Ojo Ifeoluwa ‘m’ (25) were arrested with some of the items robbed from the victims such as: Itel camera, Techno coil pad, power bank and cash sum of N195,635. Recovered from the suspects are some of the weapons used in their operation. The suspects are now being prosecuted.
“Meanwhile, on thw 23rd June, 2020, some hoodlums suspected to be members of Avee and Eiye confraternity reportedly engaged themselves in superiority battle where one Seun Mustapha ‘m’ was murdered at Ilesa by the suspected cultists, police detectives and our Joint Tactical Teams moved to the scene along Iwara role.
“They engaged the police in a gun fight but the superior power of the police overwhelmed them and one of the cultists was unfortunately fatally hit, one Adetipe Ademola ‘m’ (38) was arrested alongside with one Emmanuel Adeleye ‘m’ who sustained bullet wound and taken to hospital where he later died while receiving treatment at Wesley Guild Hospital. Exhibits recovered from them include: two (2) motorcycles, one (1) Pump action gun with eight (8) cartridges, one (1) locally made gun, one (1) UTC Axe and three (3) machetes. Regrettably, one of our men, SGT Adeyemi Apata attached to SARS was hit on the thigh during the gun duel. The officer is responding to treatment at a Hospital. Efforts are ongoing to arrest other fleeing suspects.
“Again, on thw 20th of June, 2020, one Muri Akinrole ‘M’ of Osoko’s compound, Apomu reportedly specialized in printing fake US dollars with intent to defraud unsuspecting victims, a team of the State Joint Task Force based at Gbongan burst his residence and on sighting the team, the said Muri Akinrole took to his heel, while one Francis Salako ‘m’ (75), Oyeleke Abiodun ‘m’ (36) and Nurudeen Akinrole ‘m’ (26) were arrested. Sum of fifty-three thousand, eight hundred US dollars (53,800$) counterfeit currency, various types of charms and handsets recovered from the scene as exhibits. Investigation is ongoing with a view to bringing all members of this syndicate to justice.”
Among other suspects paraded by the police are Isiaka Adeyounbo, 75-year-old Jacob Ayinla, 28-year-old Oyerinde Oyeniyi, 30-year-old Adeoye Makinde and 19-year-old Afolabi Isiaka for raping different girls including underaged ranging from 7 to 15 years of age, while Eronse Balat was also arrested for having carnal knowledge of a 23-year-old lame girl and Adeleye Fayemiwo of 50 years of age was paraded for abusing his own 13-year-old daughter sexually.
The state commissioner of police, Adie advised both youth and parents to shun any act of indiscipline, giving strict warnings to parents that the command would not condone any bargain plea or out of court settlement for rapist in the state.
“I am using this medium to advise our youths in Osun State who engaged in cultism and other criminal activities to turn a new leaf. Henceforth, they will face the full wrath of the law, we are ready to stop cultism and reduce criminality to the barest level in the state,” CP Adie added.