Saturday, September 30, 2023

Oyo State Strong Man, Auxiliary Wanted, Police Raid Location

- Advertisement -

The police command in Oyo says it has arrested 78 members of the park management system (PMS) over a plot to create “widespread carnage and civil disturbance” in the state.

Adewale Osifeso, Oyo police spokesperson, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the suspects were arrested following the dissolution of the PMS disciplinary committee which is headed by one Mukaila Lamidi popularly referred to as ‘Auxilary’.

Residents were thrown into panic on Tuesday following reports of attacks on motorists by suspected thugs said to be loyal to Lamidi.

Some intending inter-state travellers encountered difficulty accessing outbound vehicles as a result of disarray at major car parks in Ibadan. All major interstate car parks are said to currently be on lockdown.

READ ALSO: Oyo Polls: Seyi Makinde, Deputy Receive Certificate Of Return

Seyi Makinde, the state governor, had on Monday ordered the dissolution of the disciplinary committee shortly after his inauguration.

The police spokesperson, in his statement, said the suspects were behind an attack on members of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) who were en route to Makinde’s second term inauguration ceremony.

READ ALSO: Seyi Makinde Inaugurates 15-Member Transition Committee

He said the command, acting on intelligence, raided Lamidi’s location at Diamond Hotel, Alakia-Isebo, Egbeda LGA, and arrested the suspects after a gun battle.

Trending video of the day;

Photo Credit: Getty 

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

- Advertisement -

Leave a Reply

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles