Police arrest hoodlums who looted armoury during EndSARS protest

Oyo State Police Command has arrested suspected hoodlums who attacked the Akobo Divisional Police Headquarters in Ibadan, looted the armoury and other stole other items before setting the station on fire.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, made this known in a statement on Monday saying two AK-47 riffles were stolen from the station by the hoodlums during the ENDSARS riot in October 2020.

The statement read, ” On October 22, 2020 at about 1530hrs, some notorious hoodlums who were armed with dangerous weapons invaded the Akobo Divisional Police Headquarters, Ibadan during the infamous protest that led to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria.

“The rampaging hoodlums who turned out in large numbers dislodged Policemen attached to Akobo Division, looted their armoury and carted away two AK-47 riffles with breech numbers “AB35-0136 and 2627486’’ both loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition and one assault riffle with breech number “07026333’’.

The hoodlums vandalised and set ablaze the buildings at the station and in the process two police patrol vehicles were completely burnt down.

“On July 20, 2021 at about 1535hrs, one of the hoodlums who masterminded the heinous criminal activities was arrested in his hideout at Moniya area Ibadan following a credible tip off and one AK-47 riffle with “27486’ carted away during the invasion of the Police Division was recovered from the suspect. One locally made single barrel gun and a cutlass which he was armed with during the ENDSARS protest were equally recovered from him. Investigation is at top gear to arrest other syndicate members.”

 

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