The Oyo State Police Command has stated that it has handed over the One hundred and Forty-Seven (147) passengers caught in Iyana Bodija to security operatives in Ogun State.
The Police in a press statement stated that the Command under the constructive leadership of CP Adebowale Williams psc(+)fdc will continue to maintain a proactive stance towards ensuring that the lives and property of the good people of Oyo State are properly secured.
” In this regard, solid communal partnerships with Stakeholders, confidence building Patrols and technology infused surveillance duties are among the strategies amassed towards comprehensive security provisions for the residents and guests of the State.
In furtherance to the above, today Tuesday, 02/08/2022 at about 1500hrs, a Blue Iveco Truck with Reg No. BWR 143XD, driven by one Abdulahi Aliu ‘m’ age 30yrs and conveying about One hundred and Forty-Seven (147) passengers comprising ;One Hundred and Forty (140) Male passengers between 12-30 years, Four (4) Adult female Passengers and Three (3)female Children were intercepted along Iyana Bodija – Iso Pako, Ibadan by Members of the Public.”
It added: “Preliminary investigations reveals that the truck and its passengers who are predominantly farmers and traders were heading to Ogere, Ogun State from Kaura Namuda, Zamfara State.
Subsequent upon the above, the Blue Truck was thoroughly searched and its passengers profiled by a combined team of the Police, men of the Department of State Services and Western Nigeria Security Network, Codenamed “Amotekun” to eliminate possibilities of ferrying escapees from any recorded Jailbreaks within the Country.”
“The search revealed that the truck was conveying Eight (8) Motorcycles and bags of Beans and Onions to be dropped off with their owners at Bodija Market.
Upon the conclusion of the process, the Truck and its passengers were escorted out of the State and have since been handed over and received by security operatives in Ogun State.”
While appreciating the good people of the State for their unwavering cooperation towards providing credible and timely information, the CP warns against spreading falsehood and unverified information capable of creating unnecessary panic amongst residence.
“In cases of emergency, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614. The NPF rescue me app is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users respectively.”