The Oyo State Police Command has promised to make examples of the masterminds of the unfortunate incident that led to the loss of life of an Officer and a male civilian with two others seriously injured on Tuesday,27/09/2022 at Iganna in the Iwajowa Local Government area of the State.
Preliminary Investigation according to Statement from the Command signed by its Public Relations Officer, SP Adewale Osifeso, revaeled that in compliance to the stop and search directives on unregistered motorcycles and overcrowded pillions to reduce the spate of robberies and abductions in the axis, operatives of the Command attached to Iganna Divisional Police Headquarters while on legitimate duties along Elejoka-Igangan road, Iwajowa LGA, were attacked by hoodlums who were clearly opposed not only to the directive but as well the relative tranquility in the axis.
The hoodlums according to him attacked the officers without provocation leading to the death of the Divisional Crime Officer and a civilian in custody in the process of repelling the hoodlums from invading the Divisional Police Headquarters at Iganna after forcing themselves into the town.
He added that the Divisional Police officer and a Police Inspector sustained several lacerations from machete cuts and are currently being stabilized at a government medical hospital.
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command CP Adebowale Williams, has consequently ordered full scale investigations into the matter with the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department leading the team.
He disclosed that an arrest has been made adding that Updates would be provided as they develop.
He also released emergency numbers through which residents can reach the Command’s Control room: 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614.
The NPF rescue me app according to him is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users respectively.