Police clear air on alleged burning of two hundred [200] houses by hoodlums in Ibadan

Oyo State Police Command on Saturday, has debunked the rumours going round social media that about 200 houses and 29 vehicles were burnt in a hoodlum attack in Ibadan, the capital city of Oyo.

In a signed press release by the Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, on Saturday, CRIMECHANNELS learnt that no such incident happened on Friday.

He however, explained that some hoodlums from Aderogba and Bale, came out at the early hours of Friday in their usual manner with dangerous weapons to loot shops and set up bonfires.

His statement reads, “at about 8:15pm, the hoodlums from Aderogba and Bale area came out in an attempt to vandalize and loot shops at Beyeruka/Ogbori Efon areas. Police patrol teams and that of Amotekun were drafted to the area.”

“During the hot chase by the teams, a cut-to-size Dane gun was recovered from one of the hoodlums while bonfires set up were put out. The hoodlums thereafter fled the scene. Constant routine patrols have been intensified in those areas and normally restored.”

He said that the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums to get them arrested, adding that once any of them is caught, he will have to be charged to court immediately.

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