Osun Police Arrest Suspected Hoodlum, Recover Weapons


On Wednesday, the Osun State Police Command paraded a 22-year-old Damilola Olatunji as a suspected hoodlum.

The State Command accused Olatunji of being part of a recent incident involving several thugs in the Balogun Agoro area, Osogbo.

Parading the suspect before journalists at the Command Headquarters, the command’s spokeswoman, Yemisi Opalola, stated that certain hazardous weapons were also recovered from Olatunji at the time of his arrest.

She said, “On 18/05/2024 at about 1430HRS upon information received that some group of individuals engaged themselves in physical brawl along Balogun Agoro Junction Osogbo, a team of operatives from Police Response Unit (PRU) swung into action and were able to apprehend the suspect one Olatunji Damilola ‘M’ Aged 22yrs A.K.A Damoshe.

“Upon interrogation and investigation, he led the police operatives to their armoury where the following exhibits were recovered: 4 pump action guns, three cut-to-size barrel guns, one locally made pistol, one jack knife, ten cutlasses and thirty-three live cartridges of ammunition.”

She stated that attempts were on to catch other individuals involved in the clashes and that the suspect would face charges in court following the investigation.

She also advised locals to provide fast and credible information to the police, noting that any unusual movement or people should be reported to security agents in order to prevent crimes.

It was said that a street beggar in Osogbo, whose identity could not be determined, was shot dead during the confrontation, in which hoodlums fought over a booty provided to them by a property owner in the Gbaemu area of Osogbo.

New Telegraph

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