87 suspected looters arrested in Osun

The Commissioner of Police, Osun State Command, Mr. Undie Adie on Tuesday paraded eighty-seven (87) suspected hoodlums in the state.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of CID, Adebola Hamzat, who represented CP Undie while parading the suspects at the police headquarters, Osogbo capital of Osun said the suspects took the advantage of the violence that erupted following the #EndSARS protest to attack and loot public officials and innocent private individuals, destruction of government and private properties.

Highlighting the affected properties in the state, Adie said, “Osun Mall Olaiya, Cocoa Processing Factory Ede, Government Grains Reserve GMT Area Osogbo, OSADEP GRA Lameco Area Osogbo, Osun Central Store Orisunbare Osogbo, Olorunda Local Government Secretariat Osogbo, Osun Insurance Company Ikirun, Akirun of Ikirun, Personal residence along Ekonde, Ikirun Road Ikirun.

87 suspected looters arrested in Osun

“Omoluabi Garment Factory Abere, APC Secretariat Ogo-Oluwa, Senator Ajibola Bashir, GRA Osogbo, Hon. Lasun Yusuf Campaign office off Ring Road Osogbo, Hon. Bukola Oyewo Campaign Office, Osogbo, Ileri Oluwa Campaign Office Ogo-Oluwa.

He furthered that Federal Silo Grain Reserve, Ilesha, Oba Foothouse, Ilesha, Iwo LGA Secretariat, Senator Ori Olowo’s house, and farm, Iwo, Hon. Amere Constituency Office, Hon. Afolabi’s store Ikirun were all affected in the attack.

He noted that motorcycles, furniture, computers and accessories, electric generators, refrigerators, foodstuffs were stolen at different locations.

“A total of Eighty-Seven (87) suspects were arrested and the looted items are being recovered. Investigation to establish their culpability is on-going. As soon as this is completed, they will be arraigned in court.”

He admonished hoodlums who participated in the massive looting in the state to take advantage of the amnesty granted by the Governor to return the looted items in their possession as the 72hours ultimatum given will elapse tomorrow Wednesday 28th October 2020.

He equally threatened that those who refused to return the looted items after the lapse of amnesty shall be arrested and charged among other crimes, for armed robbery, conspiracy, brigandage, murder, housebreaking, stealing, receiving stolen properties, and sundry offences.

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