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General News of Wednesday, 5 January 2022


Amotekun arrests ‘killers’ of police inspector in Ogun

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Operatives of the South West Security Network, otherwise known as Amotekun Corps, in Ogun State have arrested the suspected killers of the Inspector of Police attached to the Ibadan Police Command.

The Field Commander of Amotekun in the state, David Akinremi, said the corps arrested one Aminu Azeez and 14 others for conspiracy and murder of Inspector Adebayo Adele who was killed September 20, 2021.

Akinremi said this in a statement on Wednesday, adding that the conspirators were arrested in Ogun State.

Akinremi said the police officer was macheted to death while leading an investigation team to arrest the suspects who bought stolen cows in Ibadan.

The statement read, “On 20th September, a team of Police Officers attached to IGP IRT Annex Ibadan while on investigation was attacked by One Aminu Azeez, a butcher by profession, and about 14 others.

“The report has it that the principal suspect, Aminu Azeez, was alleged to have bought stolen cows belonging to a complainant based in Ibadan.

“As the IRT team arrived Imeko-Afon to arrest the suspect and his accomplices, Aminu Azeez resisted arrest and instigated others to attack the team.

“In the course of the assault on the Police team, the suspects macheted one Insp. Adebayo Adele, a member of the team which led to his death.

“As part of our collaborative effort, Amorekun Operatives, based on credible intelligence on January 2, 2022, arrested the above-named suspects whose action led to the death of the Police Inspector.

”Akinremi added that the suspects had been transferred to Ibadan Police Command for further investigation to be carried out while searching for others.

“The suspects have been handed over to the IRT team from Ibadan in continuation of investigation into the case while efforts are ongoing towards arresting other suspects implicated in the attack still at large,” he added.

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