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Police Arrest 207 Robbery Suspects, Recover 50 Vehicles


The Oyo State Police Command has arrested 207 armed robbery suspects and recovered 50 vehicles from January to December.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, said this while briefing newsmen at the command’s headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan on Friday.


Osifeso said 46 motorcycles and tricycles, 108 firearms and 721 rounds of various calibres of ammunition were retrieved from suspected criminals during the period under review.

The spokesman said the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Adebola Hamzat, had ordered all area commanders, divisional police officers and some others to deploy adequate personnel and resources to tackle crime.

“The CP has directed that all area commanders, divisional police officers and tactical commanders should increase layers of supervision on their subordinates, particularly men on the field, who daily interface with commuters and other civilian populations.

“The command’s monitoring and x-squad units have been tasked to deal decisively with any officer whose actions or inactions bring about embarrassment to the command through extortion and other misconducts,” he said.

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