Nigeria: Police arrests 29 suspects over ijebu Igbo mayhem
Nigeria Police, Ogun State Command has arrested twenty nine, 29, suspects in respect of a bloody clash between Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC and Aye cult group in Ijebu-Igbo, where an Inspector of Police and three others were killed.
The police image maker for the state, ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi who confirmed the arrest in a statement to AltAfrika.com said, “men of the command have been able to break into the enclaves of the the two groups where 29 suspects were arrested and a pump action gun and one locally made pistol was recovered.
According to her, the combing of the various hideout of the hoodlums is in progress and as of Tuesday morning, 5 more suspects have been arrested with pump action gun, two locally made pistols ten live cartridges and assorted charms.
“The command hereby assure members of the public of their security and advice them to go about their lawful business without fear of harassment or intimidation from any quarter.
“The command is resolute in its determination to bring to book all those who are directly or indirectly link to the fracas no matter how highly place such persons may be , and while we are doing that, no innocent person will be unjustly punished.
“The commissioner of police CP Ahmed Iliyasu has ordered 24 hr surveillance patrol of the town and it’s environs. He equally directed that the Area commander ijebu ode should be coordinating the police operation in the town.
“The CP gave the directive when he visited the trouble town today for on the spot assessment of the town”, she said.