The Oyo State Police Command, on Friday, stated that no fewer than 207 suspects were arrested for various crimes between January and December 2023.
The state Commissioner of Police, Adebola Hamzat, made this announcement while 38 crime suspects were paraded at the command’s headquarters in Ibadan.
Hamzat added that 50 stolen vehicles and 46 motorcycles/tricycles have been recovered since January to date, while 108 firearms and 721 rounds of various calibre of ammunition were retrieved from the suspects.
Parading the suspects in behalf of CP Hamzat, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, said the suspects were picked up at their various hideouts sequel to credible intelligence received at the state command.
He said, “The state police command is pleased to inform residents that within the past five months, it has recorded significant successes in reducing crime rates across the state. This was attained through a combination of intelligence-led operations, community engagements and proactive policing.
“From January first to this day, 207 armed robbery suspects were arrested, 50 stolen vehicles and 46 motorcycles/tricycles were recovered while 108 firearms and 721 rounds of various calibre of ammunition were retrieved from the possession of criminals.”
Other items recovered include cars, English pump action and revolver rifles, locally made guns, nine firearms, 60 ammunition, local charms, among others.
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