• Oyo joint patrol team dislodges armed robbery gang
Twenty-nine-year old man, Soji Ogunriolu, has been arrested by the Ogun State Police Command for allegedly defiling a 13-year old girl (name withheld). The suspect, according to the police forcefully had a canal knowledge of the victim.
The victim, a student was said to have gone to spend holidays with her stepfather, Monsuru Badmus, at Ogiri Ojule Village in Odeda local council of the state when the suspect raped her. According to a release by the state police command’s spokesman, Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, yesterday, the suspect after raping the girl threatened to kill her if she dared tell anybody of her ordeal.
“But the mother noticed blood stains on her clothes, which made her to question her daughter. The victim explained the whole thing to her mother and the threat of the suspect on her life. The mother who knows the suspect to be a thug in the village alerted her husband and the man reported to the police.”
Meanwhile, men of the Oyo State Joint Patrol Team, Operation Burst (OB), early Sunday morning dislodged six-man armed robbery gang that have been terrorizing residents of Adegbayi area of the state for the past three weeks. The Special Adviser to Governor Ajimobi on Security, Mr. Segun Abolarinwa, disclosed this yesterday, explaining that the OB team responded to a distress call from residents of the area while the armed robbers were operating at Emirate Hotel, Adegbayi, Ibadan.
Abolarinwa said the OB team had been performing surveillance since they got reports about the gang terrorizing the area, noting that the distress calls by the residents led to the prompt action.which yielded positive result.
He stated that two members of the gang are in custody, one escaped with gun wounds and the remaining three lost their lives due to gun shots wound sustained during the exchange of gun fire with the men of the OB team.
The Special Adviser said “early this morning, the office of the Operation Burst, the joint patrol team set up by Governor Ajimobi to combat crime, got distressed calls from the residents of Adegbayi area, Ibadan. The OB men swift to action immediately and engaged the robbers in cross fire while they were operating at Emirate, Hotel, Adegbayi.
“The engage of gun fire led to one dead instantly while two died in the hospital and one escaped with gunshot wounds. Two are in the custody of OB. We are optimistic that OB team and other Security agencies will not relax on their oars to make Oyo State safe for all and sundry,” the Special Adviser added. Abolarinwa enjoined people of the state to be vigilant about their environment and avail themselves the contacts detail of Security teams in their vicinity.