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Ile-Ife Mayhem: Police Parade 38 Suspects

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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
FOOD STUFFS
STOLEN ITEMS FROM THE SCENE OF CRIME FOUND IN HIS POSESSION
TO BE PROSCUTED
xxxii.
JIMOH SAKIRU
11/3/2017
ARRESTED AT ILARE
THREE AXES, TWO M/CYCLES, TWO STANDING FANS, TWO COOKING GAS CYLINDERS & FOOD STUFFS, SOWING MACHINE, CLOTHES, ETC.
STOLEN ITEMS FROM THE SCENE OF CRIME FOUND IN HIS POSSESSION
TO BE PROSECUTED
xxxiii
RASAQ ISAH
11/3/2017
ARRESTED AT SABO MARKET
NIL
ASIDE FROM BEING ARRESTED AT THE SCENE, NO FURTHER EVIDENCE OF PARTICIPATION
RELEASED
xxxiv
CLEMENT KEHINDE
11/3/2017
ODUDUWA STREET ILE-IFE
NIL
IDENTIFIED BY VICTIMS LEADERS TO HAVE PARTICIPATED
TO BE PROSECUTED
xxxv
USMAN WASIU
11/3//2017
NIL
NO EVIDENCE LINKING HIM
RELEASED
xxvi
CHUKWUMA NWAFOR
11/3/2017
NIL
NO EVIDENCE LINKING HIM
RELEASED
xxxvii
RASAQ OYEWOLE
11/3/2017
NIL
NO EVIDENCE LINKING HIM
 RELEASED
xxxviii
OJO TAJUDEEN
9/3/2017
NIL
ARRESTED AT THE SCENE BUT FOUND NOT TO BE INVOLVED
 RELEASED

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