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Mayhem In Ijebu-Igbo: One Injured, 25 Vehicles Destroyed As Police Arrest 4 Motor Park Touts

AyoAROWOJOLU 06/24/2020

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A group of hoodlums, ostensibly on a vengeful mission, unleashed a reign of terror on Ijebu-Igbo in Ogun State, leaving in its wake, one person seriously injured and 25 vehicles severely damaged.

The mayhem broke out in the early hours of Wednesday 24th June, 2020 when scores of hoodlums invaded the Motor Park in the town.

Armed with dangerous weapons the hoodlums started attacking perceived opponents as well as destroying vehicles and other valuable properties within the park.

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In the process, a total of 25 vehicles were badly vandalized, even as hundreds of people took cover elsewhere while many scampered for safety.

When the Police Division at Ijebu-Igbo got wind of the development, battle-ready mobile policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Kazeem Solotan swiftly dislodged the criminals and brought the situation under control.

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Arrested by the Police were: Kabiru Kazeem, Abiodun Yusuf, Adewale Adesina and Busayo Adesanya, with their ages ranging between 24 and 45 years.

As well, the injured person was taken to a hospital for medical attention.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the story.

Oyeyemi disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenneth Ebrimson has already directed that the arrested hoodlums be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation. 

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Ebrimson also directed that those who are directly or indirectly involved in the pandemonium must be hunted for and brought to book. 

The CP therefore warned that anybody who chose violence as a means of settling any issue in the State will have the Command to contend with as such action will not be tolerated under his watch.

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