Police Arrest Suspects Of Motor Park Attacks In Osun State

By Damilare Adeleye

Osun State Police Command has arrested ten suspects allegedly involved in the attacks on motor parks in the State on Monday.

The state police spokesman, SP Yemisi Opalola, confirmed the arrest of the suspects in a statement.

Recall that hoodlums on Monday attacked some motor parks in the state intending to forcefully take over the parks.

Opalola confirmed that five guns, nine live and four expended cartridges and five cutlasses were recovered from the suspects.

She wrote, “This is to inform the general public that the Osun State Police Command is aware and frowns at the crises that erupted within the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the state in the early hours of Monday.

“The Commissioner of Police, the area commanders, divisional police officers, and other stakeholders had met with NURTW executive, members and other stakeholders to avert the crisis and forceful takeover of the parks in the state.

“All consented to maintain peace, but it was a surprise to learn about the attacks by NURTW members in several parts of the state with attendant destruction of offices and injury to some persons and police personnel.

“The CP, Faleye Olaleye, swiftly charged the area commanders, divisional police officers and tactical commanders to ensure the situation is brought under control and the culprits arrested.

“Consequently, the police operatives in a tactical operation led to the arrest of 10 suspects and recovery of one Barretta pistol, two pump action guns, two barrel guns, nine live and four expended cartridges, five cutlasses and charms.”

She stated that the state Commissioner of Police (CP) has deployed mobile, conventional, tactical and patrol teams to curtail the crisis.

The Commissioner of Police urged the people of Osun State to go about their lawful businesses without fear of insecurity or attacks.

The CP warmed added that anyone found culpable in the unwarranted violence and attacks would face the full wrath of the law.