One injured, 25 vehicles damaged as hoodlum attack Ogun motor park
Some suspected hoodlums on Wednesday ,invaded a motor-park in Ijebu-Igbo in the Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun, injured one person and destroyed about 25 vehicles within the park .
The hoodlums were reportedly armed with dangerous weapons and caused mayhem in the area ,prompting the people to scamper for safety .
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state ,Abimbola Oyeyemi disclosed this on Wednesday, in a statement .
Oyeyemi said four of the hoodlums were arrested at the scene while others escaped .
The PPRO said the hoodlums ; Kabiru Kazeem,45, Abiodun Yusuf ,36, Adewale Adesina,42, and Busayo Adesanya 24, were arrested following distress call received by the DPO Ijebu-Igbo division.
According to him, the police received the information that some people armed with dangerous weapons have invaded the motor-park and attacking people as well as destroying vehicles and other valuable properties within the park.
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He said "upon the distress call, the DPO Ijebu-Igbo division Sp Kazeem Solotan mobilized his men and raced to the scene.
"On getting there, it was discovered that the hoodlums have seriously injured one person and destroyed about 25 vehicles within the park.
"They were successfully dislodged by the policemen and the leading four members arrested, while the injured person was taken to a hospital for medical attention."
The PPRO said the Commissioner of police, Kenneth Ebrimson has directed that the arrested hoodlums be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for discreet investigation.
Oyeyemi added that the Commissioner 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 chooses 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."