Crime

Police Debunk Rumoured Attack on Station as Unknown Gunmen Kill Officer in Ibadan

Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, in Oyo State, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi has debunked the rumour circulating that some gunmen invaded a police station in Ibadan.

Mr Fadeyi, while briefing Radio Nigeria on the incident, said two police officers were on the opposite road of the station checking vehicles when an unknown gunmen caught the officers unawares as they shot sporadically into them, killing one on the spot.

He stated further that the gunmen could not be arrested as they hurriedly escaped in the vehicle that brought them and left with the riffle of the dead officer.

The police spokesman noted that one officer died while the other one sustained injuries

Mr Fadeyi said immediately the incident occurred, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Nwachuku Enwonwu, deployed officers and men to all the black spots in Ibadan to ensure the arrest of the gunmen who were at large.

Mr Fadeyi therefore implored the members of the public with useful information on how to arrest the gunmen, to contact any police for quick response.

He added that people should not be panic but go about their lawful businesses as the Police would continue to protect lives and property of the citizens.

Rasheeda Makinde

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