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Youths attacking policemen to evade arrest of suspects – Oyo Police Commisioner raises alarm



Oyo State Police Command has raised the alarm that some youths are attacking some of its officers so as to evade arrest.

The state Commisioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, made this disclosure on Wednesday.

Onadeko in a press release issued by Public Relations Officer of the command, Adewale Osifeso, noticed with grave dismay, the pointless aggression and hostility in direction of officers and males of the drive of the command by hoodlums whereas performing their lawful duties.

Osifeso within the assertion made obtainable to DAILY POST on Wednesday famous that some youths have been attacking policemen concerning arrest of legal offenders in some areas within the state.


The police alleged that some youths on Tuesday twenty eighth June attacked some policemen in Ajaawa in Ogo Oluwa Local Government Area within the state.

The police additionally claimed {that a} staff of police investigators was attacked on twenty seventh May by some offended youths.

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The command, nevertheless, suggested mother and father to warn their youngsters towards additional assaults on policemen.


“On Tuesday, twenty eighth June 2021, operatives of the Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) unit connected to FCIID whereas on lawful investigation actions to Ajaawa, Ogo-oluwa LGA Oyo State, had been attacked by a gaggle of disgruntled youths in a bid to assist evade arrest.

“On Thursday, twenty seventh May, 2021 a staff of IRT/FIB on investigation actions had been additionally attacked by disgruntled youths and hoodlums, who mobilized themselves enmasse to unleash mayhem on the officers and as nicely dispossess them off valuables.

“The intervention of the Command’s reinforcement staff performed rescue to the officers and restoration of their misplaced possessions.

“The Commissioner of Police needs to use this medium to urge Parents, Guardians and all on the apex of societal affect to strongly warn their wards towards being utilized by criminals in scuttling the relative tranquility loved within the state.


“While re-affirming the Command’s assurances to frequently present complete safety to the great individuals of the State, the Commissioner of Police needs to state that the Command wouldn’t fold it’s arms in docile stupefaction whereas lives and properties are destroyed as heavy sanctions in accordance to commonplace greatest practices can be meted out on any particular person or group(s) of individuals who by way of their actions or inactions breaches public peace at any level and place within the state.

“Meanwhile, crime preventing effort is intensified in birthing a criminal offense free Oyo state of our collective goals.

“In cases of emergency, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614. The NPF rescue me app is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users respectively.”

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Youths attacking policemen to evade arrest of suspects – Oyo Police Commisioner raises alarm

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