Nigeria: Iwo Road Crisis - Police Parade Three Suspects in Ibadan

One of the suspects who confirmed that he was a member of PMS officers in Iwo road, said that he was not involved in the crisis

The Police Command in Oyo State on Monday paraded three men arrested in connection with the Iwo Road clash between the state Park Management System (PMS) and phone traders in the area.

The clash between the park managers and the phone sellers claimed two lives on Wednesday day at the Iwo Road area of Ibadan.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, while briefing journalists on Monday at the command's headquarters in Ibadan, said the suspects were linked with the Iwo road crisis.

"We are parading these suspects for their involvement in the crisis that happened in Iwo road last week Wednesday.

"These three people were arrested and paraded due to their involvement in the crisis that happened on Wednesday at Iwo road.

"Though an investigation is still ongoing, I will continue to update you about what we get from the investigation, and that is basically what is going on now," Mrs Onadeko said.

Speaking about the incessant killings in Ibadan and the command's efforts to curb it, Mrs Onadeko said that more tactical teams and policemen have been drafted to ensure the safety of residents of the state.

She pleaded for the support of the public in providing credible information that would assist the police in discharging its duty, saying the perpetrators lived with the citizens in the community.

"We are still having this incessant attacks of Okada riders, and we have continued to put more policemen on the road.

"We are doing more than enough of police visibility and intelligent gathering, we need the support of the public," Mrs Onadeko said.

In an interview, one of the suspects who confirmed that he was a member of PMS officers in Iwo road, said he was not involved in the crisis.

(NAN)

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