POLICE, VIGILANTE GROUP ARREST THREE BANDITS IN OYO
The Oyo State Police Command and members of Vigilante groups has arrested three bandits in their hideout in a forest at Igbeti-Kishi area of Oyo State.
The State’s Police Spokesperson, Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.
He revealed that joint security operatives engaged the assailants in a gun duel in their hideout on Sunday, September 20.
Fadeyi stated that three bandits were arrested while some escaped with bullet wounds.
The Police Spokesperson said four AK-47 rifles, four mobile phones, and N78,000 were recovered from the bandits.
“On 20/09/20 at about 7 pm, a combined team of the police and vigilante groups encountered daredevil bandits in the forest along Igbeti Kisi area in the hideout of the bandits and three suspects were arrested while some escaped with bullets wounds.
“Four AK-47 rifles with five magazines and 67 rounds of live ammunition, N78,000, four handsets and assorted charms were recovered.
“Also, one AK-49 rifle was recovered with 16 live ammunition by the joint security agents and vigilantes.
He added that the police are intensifying efforts to arrest the other criminals who escaped.