Police vow to flush out criminals from Osun
The Osun State Police Command has reiterated its commitment to flush out criminals and unscrupulous elements from the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Faleye Sunday Olaleye, made the vow while parading suspected criminals at the police headquarters in Osogbo on Thursday.
The suspects include those arrested for conspiracy and stealing, case of conduct likely to cause breach of peace and dissemination of false information, armed robbery, murder, stolen vehicle, fraud, obtaining money under false pretense and those arrested during police raids to hideouts across the state.
Olayele noted that items recovered from the suspects include three axes, three cutlasses, one Dane gun, one catapult, locally made bullets, criminal charms, a Sienna vehicle with registration number RBC999BQ, burnt audio CD, Ford Ranger Pickup van with registration number KJA914YA, locally made pistol, love cartridges, one red Bajaj motorcycle, one Partner Phone, one Tecno mobile phone and Toyota Corolla 2006 model with registration number GGC990CY.
He identified the arrested suspects as 23-year-old Babatunde Ibraheem, 24-year-old Babalola Adebayo, male, 24-year-old Nnachi James, who were arrested for conspiracy and stealing, 41-year-old Otitoju Omoniyi, and 43-year-old Adewale Oni, arrested for case of conduct likely to cause breach of peace and dissemination of false information and 35-year-old Adigun Popoola, arrested for stealing.
Others include 25-year-old Salami Fatai, and 22-year-old Ogundipe Caroline, female, who were arrested for armed robbery, while 27-year-old Adepoju Sodiq, 24-year-old Wasiu Olalekan, and 28-year-old Rasheed Kamal, were arrested for conspiracy and armed robbery.
According to Olaleye, “Fesomade Abiodun, male, 26 years, Jafar Ubali Ibrahim, male, 30 years, Adekunle Orisunmibola, male, 40 years and Azeez Famoriyo, male, 41 years were arrested on charges of armed robbery, murder, stolen vehicle, fraud and stealing and obtaining money under false pretense.”
“Others arrested as a result of the police raids to suspected criminal hideouts across the State include: Oguniran Feranmi, male, 15 years, Olayinka Damilola, male 16 years, Olabosipo Afeez, male, 16 years, Ayodeji Samson, male 17 years, Adegoke Taofeek, male, 15 years, Babatunde Ayomide, male, 16 years, Bolatito Sunday, male, 17 years.”
“Others are Owolabi Hammed, male, 18 years, Faleye Olalekan, male, 15 years, Adegboroye Joseph, male, 22 years, Mutiu Hammed, male, 19 years, Jide Dare, male, 22 years, Bolarinwa Lukman, male , 27 years and Ismaila Olalekan, male, 33 years.”
While warning criminally-minded individuals to have a rethink before embarking on any criminal activity, Olaleye stressed that the long arms of the law will definitely catch up with them.
He also assured the general public of his earlier promise to make the state a sanctuary of peace.