Oyo Police Denies Attack On Ikolaba Station
Oyo state Police Command on Saturday described as untrue and misleading the reports that some unknown gunmen attacked a police station in Ibadan.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer ( PPRO), Olugbenga Fadeyi , a Superintendent of Police ( SP) , the hoodlums were in a moving vehicle when they opened fire on two policemen by the main road, opposite the station and sped off.In a statement by the state police spokesperson, the Police Command refuted the media reports , claiming that the hoodlums attacked the Ikolaba Police station , stating that such reports were unfounded. The statement reads in part ” At about 9 pm of 21/08/2020, two Policemen who were attached to Ikolaba Police station who were at the other side of the road of the station were attacked by hoodlums in a moving vehicle.” In the process, one Police corporal was shot dead while one inspr was injured and he is recuperating in the hospital while the hoodlums ran away. The Police station was not attacked. Immediately, the Commissioner of Police got wind of the incident, he gave the marching order to all Police Tactical teams including SARS, SRS, SKYNET, FEDERAL AND SAFER HIGGWAY PATROL TEAMS, PUFF ADDER TEAM ETC to be on the trail of the hoodlums.” The Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations also went there immediately for on the spot assessment of the incident and all Police teams were put on red alert. Efforts intensified to arrest the hoodlums,pls.”