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PRESS BRIEFING PARADE OF SUSPECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE UNFORTUNATE CLASHES, DISTURBANCE OF PUBLIC PEACE AND MAYHEM THAT OCCURRED IN ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE ON THE 8TH OF MARCH, 2017 WHICH RESULTED IN THE LOSS OF SO MANY INNOCENT LIVES AND PROPERTIES WORTH MILLIONS OF NAIRA DESTROYED.

It will be recalled that consequent on the unfortunate clashes, disturbance of public peace and mayhem that occurred in Ile-Ife, Osun State on the 8th of March, 2017 which resulted in the loss of innocent lives, destruction of properties worth Millions of Naira, and the need to put an end to the crisis, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris NPM, mni, deployed Police Special Intervention Force, comprising Five (5) Units of the Police Mobile Force (PMF specially trained Anti Riot Policemen), Five (5) Cells of Counter Terrorism Unit, Conventional Policemen, Special Anti Robbery Squad, Intelligence Response Team, Technical Intelligence Unit, SIB, detachment of EOD, Police K9 (Sniffer Dogs Section), with their Headquarters in Ile-Ife, led by the Commissioner of Police in charge of PMF, Force Headquarters, Abuja.

  1.  The operations covered the entire Ile-Ife and environs, and other flash/trouble spots in Osun State, and was successfully executed leading to the arrest, detention and investigation of thirty eight (38) suspects out of which Twenty (20) suspects were found culpable for direct and indirect participation in the killing of innocent people, maiming and destruction of properties of the victims worth millions of naira, they will be prosecuted on completion of investigation, while the remaining eighteen (18) suspects have been released unconditionally for lack of prima facie evidence against them yet ( Find attached list of the suspects to be prosecuted and those released unconditionally).
  2. Brief facts: On Tuesday, 7th March 2017 at about 2010hrs, one Alh. Nasiru Abdul Magaji ‘m’ of no. 50, Sabo Street, Ile-Ife, Osun State reported at Moore Police Station that one Oba Ademola Ademiluyi ‘m, the Lawarikan of Apoje land, one ELUWOLE Akeem ‘m’ (a.k.a Escort) and Kuburat wife of ELUWOLE  Akeem ‘Escort’ all of Ile-Ife, brought some hoodlums with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons to attack the Hausas resident at Sabo area of Ile Ife over a fight between one Abubakar Mohammed ‘m’ of Sabo and Kuburat the wife of ELUWOLE  Akeem ‘Escort’. The affray which arose from an altercation between the said Kuburat and Mohammed, was amicably settled on Monday, 6th March 2017.
  3. Based on the report at the Moore Police Station, a case of conduct likely to cause breach of peace was made against the duo of Kuburat and Mohammed and on getting to the scene; the Police team met two groups comprising the Hausas and the Yorubas throwing stones at each other. The riotous groups were dispersed and calm was restored. The responding Police teams maintained presence at Sabo area of Ile Ife up till the next day. Unexpectedly, on Wednesday 8th March, 2017, the peace of the area was shattered with the eruption of crisis that led to the gruesome killings of forty-six (46) people. A total of ninety-six (96) other persons were taken to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) out of which eighty one (81) of them were treated and discharged, while Fifteen (15) of the victims are still on admission receiving treatment.
  4. The Special Intervention Force deployed to quell the crisis did not engage in indiscriminate arrests as being reported in some media but worked on actionable intelligence and other information gathered during and after the crisis. And that is why eighteen (18) suspects found not to be involved in the crisis were released unconditionally.
  5. Traditional rulers, religious leaders, public office holders, politicians, opinion leaders, parents and guardians are hereby called upon to prevail on their subjects, supporters, children and wards to support the personnel of the Police Special Intervention Force still on ground in Ile Ife and other flash points in Osun State in the discharge of their responsibilities, and propagate peace, demonstrate love, and tolerance to promote harmonious coexistence with their brothers and fellow citizens, irrespective of religious, ethnic or political inclinations and differences.
  6. The Inspector General of Police hereby assures the good people and communities of Ile-Ife and other parts of the state of adequate security and protection of their lives and properties and enjoins them to be law abiding and give a chance for peace to prevail.

 

 

CSP JIMOH O. MOSHOOD

Force Public Relations Officers

Force Headquarters

Abuja.

 

 

S/NO.

NAME OF SUSPECT

DATE ARRESTED

PLACE OF ARREST

EXHIBIT RECOVE-RED

COMMENT

RECOMMENDATION

i.                      

ELUWOLE  AKEEM AKA (ESCORT)

16/3/2017

IBADAN OYO STATE

NIL

HUSBAND OF KUBURAT WHOSE REACTION GENERATED THE CRISIS

TO BE PROSECUTED

ii.                     

ELUWOLE KUBURAT

16/3/2017

IBADAN OYO STATE

NIL

THE WOMAN THAT CAUSED THE CRISIS, SHE SLAPPED THE VICTIM FIRST

TO BE PROSECUTED

iii.                   

AYOOLA ABIMBOLA

16/3/2017

LAGOS STATE

NIL

RAN FROM ILE-IFE TO LAGOS TO TAKE REFUGE .

TO BE PROSECUTED

iv.                  

BELLO WAHAB

16/3/2017

LAGOS  STATE

NIL

RAN FROM ILE-IFE TO LAGOS TO TAKE REFUGE

TO BE PROSECUTED

v.                    

PROPHET TAIWO FAKUWAJO

13/3/2017

SABO, ILE-IFE

NIL

WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE SHOT DEAD ONE SULEIMAN (DEAD BODY IDENTIFIED)

TO BE PROSECUTED

vi.                  

OBA ADEMOLA ADEMILUYI

8/3/2017

IPETU MODU CLOSE TO IFE

NIL

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PARK WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE LED THE HOODLUMS TO THE SCENE OF THE CRISIS

TO BE PROSECUTED

vii.                 

ADEMOLA OLAIDE

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

viii.               

ADEJUBA DAMILARE

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

 RELEASED

ix.                   

ADEWOYIN SAHEED

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

 RELEASED

x.                    

AKINDOYIN OLAWOLE

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

 RELEASED

xi.                   

AKOBI OLATUNJI

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

 RELEASED

xii.                 

IBRAHIM YINUSA

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

xiii.                

IBRAHIM YAHUSA

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NILL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

xiv.               

SHEHU NURA

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

xv.                

SURAJU MAIJEGA

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

xvi.               

INUWA AMINU

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

xvii.             

UMAR ISIAKA

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

xviii.            

AMINU UMARU

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

xix.               

AWOFESONBI ADEWALE

8/3/2017

SCENE OF CRIME

NIL

ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION

RELEASED

xx.                 

PETER OMISOPE

11/3/2017

HIS RESIDENCE

NIL

A CRIPPLE ALLEGED TO BE THE POINTER IDENTIFYING THE VICTIMS’ HOUSES AND SHOPS TO BE VANDALISED AND BURNT

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxi.               

ADEFISAN ISAAC

11/3/2017

HIS RESIDENCE

NIL

HE WAS IDENTIFIED BY ONE OF THE SUSPECTS BY NAME PETER OMISOPE AS ONE Of THE ASSILANTS  

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxii.              

ADELEKAN KEHINDE

11/3/2017

AGBEDE CLOSE TO THE SCENE OF CRIME

2 AXES

EVEN THOUGH HE DENIED PARTICIPATING IN THE FIGHT, HE COULD NOT GIVE SATIFACTORY REASON WHAT HE WAS  DOING WITH THE AXES FOUND ON HIM

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxiii.            

ELUFISAN AKINTOYE

11/3/2017

ARRESTED IN THE SAME ROOM WITH ADELEKAN

SAME AS NO 22 ABOVE

EVEN THOUGH HE DENIED PARTICIPATING IN THE FIGHT, HE COULD NOT GIVE SATIFACTORY REASON WHAT HE WAS  DOING WITH THE AXES FOUND ON HIM

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxiv.           

OMISANMI ISAAC

11/3/2017

ARRESTED IN THE SAME ROOM WITH ADELEKAN

SAME AS NO 22 ABOVE

WAS ARRESTED IN THE ROOM WHERE THE 2 AXES WERE FOUND.

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxv.             

OLANREWAJU DANIEL & SEYI AKINYOMBO

11/3/2017

RESIDENCE

A BAJAJ M/CYCLE

A BAJAJ M/CYCLE RECOVERED FROM HIM BELONGS TO ONE OF THE VICTIMS KILLED IN THE CRISIS

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxvi.           

ADEJUBE MONDAY

11/3/2017

RESIDENT

SAME AS NO 24 ABOVE

ARRESTED IN THE SAME ROOM WITH OLANREWAJU

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxvii.          

OLANREWAJU ADEBAYO

11/3/2017

ARRESTED AT ILARE

A ROLL OF GOLDEN PENNY SPERGETTI

A ROLL OF GOLDEN PENNY SPERGETTI SUSPECTED TO BE PART OF THE STOLEN ITEM FROM THE SCENE OF CRIME

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxviii.        

AKANBI ADEYINKA

11/3/2017

ARRESTED AT ILARE

CONNECTED WITH NO 26 ABOVE

CONNECTED WITH NO 26 ABOVE

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxix.            

OBIMAKINDE SAMUEL

11/3/2017

ARRESTED AT AGBEDDE

NIL

WAS FOUND WITH A FRESH CUT ON HIS HEAD SUSPECTED TO BE HAVE BEEN  INFLICTED ON HIM DURING THE  CRISIS.

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxx.             

ALH. ZAKARIYAU ABDULAYEKINI

11/3/2017

MOORE DIVISION

A KNIFE

ALLEGED TO HAVE LED SOME HOODLUMS TO KILL VICTIMS

TO BE PROSECUTED

xxxi.            

BAMIDELE ELUSANMI

11/3/2017

ARRESTED AT ILARE

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