Crime

Hoodlums Disrupt Business Activities In Osogbo

There was pandemonium on Tuesday morning at Ota-Efun Area of Osogbo as suspected thugs went on rampage over the alleged death of their leader.

The deceased, Ismail Daduro popularly known as “Jumong” was said to have given up the ghost following a protracted strange illness.

He was said to have been taken to different places to seek deliverance before his reported death on Tuesday morning.

Radio Nigeria gathered that members of his group went on rampage at the hearing of Daduro’s death in faraway Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

According to a witness, gang members of Daduro’s group started destroying property and molesting people at Ota-Efun in Osogbo claiming that their leader was killed. 

They also told traders not to open their shop for business today and tomorrow.

It was also learnt that Ota-Efun Motor Park was not spared in the dastardly act as several vehicles were reportedly damaged.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Osun State Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola said police had been deployed to the area to ensure adequate security of lives and property.

Mrs Opalola said normalcy had returned to the area with the presence of the Area Commander, Divisional Police Officer, DPO of Ota-Efun Police Station and the Anti-Cultism Unit of the command.

She enjoined residents of the area to go about their daily activities without fear.

When Radio Nigeria visited the scene, mobile policemen were seen patrolling the area, while vehicles destroyed littered the popular Ilorin Motor Park in Osogbo.

Adenitan Akinola

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