Not fewer than thirteen (13) arsonists were arrested by Police on Friday, 1st of April 2022, in Itori area of Ewekoro local government, Ogun state for their roles in the wanton destruction of innocent people’s properties following an accident that claimed the life of a motorcycle rider .
The suspects were parts of those who went on rampage when a smuggler’s vehicle who they believed was being chase by men of Nigeria customs knocked down a motorcycle rider and the victim died instantly.
The hoodlums immediately went berserk and started vandalizing vehicles of innocent passerbys. After setting ablaze some vehicles, the hoodlums moved to a popular hotel in the area where officers of Nigeria customs used to lodge and started looting and vandalizing the hotel.
Immediately a distress call was made to the police, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, deployed men of special squad to the scene to collaborate with policemen from Ewekoro and other adjoining stations to bring the situation under control.
On getting to the scene, the hoodlums who attacked the policemen by throwing stones at them were eventually subdued and thirteen (13) amongst them were apprehended.
The commissioner of police who was at the scene for on the spot assessment has vowed to make example of those arrested for others to know that it is barbaric to take laws into ones hand.
He therefore directed that others who pertook in the darstardly act must be hunted for and brought to book.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old man, Ibrahim Sikiru was on the 30th of March 2022, arrested for killing his biological father.
The suspect was arrested following a complaint lodged at Onipanu divisional headquarters by one Abiodun Sunday a neighbor to the deceased, who reported that the deceased, Mumuni Ibrahim, a night security man came home and met his son who was still sleeping, and when he questioned him for the reason why he was still sleeping at that time of the day, the suspect got annoyed and brought out cutlass with which he matceted the victim in five different places.
Upon the report, the DPO Onipanu division, CSP Bamidele Job quickly mobilized his men and moved to the scene where the suspect was arrested and victim rushed to General Hospital for treatment.
The suspect, who is strongly suspected to be a cultist has no reasonable explanation for his action when interrogated.
On the 31st of March 2022, the victim gave up the ghost while receiving treatment at general hospital, and the family insisted on burying him according to the dictate of his religion.
Meanwhile, the commissioner of police, CP Lanre Bankole, has ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) for further investigation and diligent prosecution.