Osun State Police Command has mounted intensive manhunt for gunmen who attack commuters, killed driver along Ibokun/Osogbo Road on Tuesday March 2, 2021.
Sequel to the incident of 2nd March, 2021 around 7:40pm, where a gang of criminals emerged from the bush and blocked Ibokun/Osogbo road, along Oja-Tuntun area, Egbeda town in an attempt to kidnap/rob the unsuspecting travellers and which led to the death of a driver while attempting to manoeuvre and escape the blockade, the Police in prompt response to the distress call rescued two other female passengers with bullet wounds to a hospital and are responding to treatment.
It was learnt that the gunmen barricaded the road and stopped vehicles from moving as they shot sporadically.
They were said to have robbed the passengers of their money and other valuables and left the scene after shooting one of their victims. It was gathered that the gunmen escaped before security operatives deployed to arrest them arrived at the scene.
The policemen evacuated the body of the man that was killed and rescued other victims from the scene. The remains of the deceased, whose identity could not be ascertained, was deposited at the state’s hospital in Osogbo.
Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale Olokode, psc in his assiduous task in ensuring that the state is not a safe haven for criminals; personally led the combined team of Police officers, vigilante and local hunters to comb bushes to ensure the perpetrators are arrested.
He further reiterated his resolve that, all forms of criminal incendiary will be checkmated in all nook and crannies. Criminals are warned to have a rethink as the Command has declared total war on unscrupulous elements.
Finally, the Commissioner of Police enjoined members of the public to support, co-operate and collaborate with the Police in fighting crime and bring it down to the barest minimum by giving useful and prompt information to the police.