By Hannah Nathan, Warri
From January to December, the Oyo State Police Command seized 50 vehicles and arrested 207 individuals in armed robberies.
This was said by SP Adewale Osifeso, the State Police Public Relations Officer, during a Friday briefing for reporters at the command’s headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan.
According to Osifeso, during the time under review, 46 motorcycles and tricycles, 108 weapons, and 721 rounds of ammunition in various calibres were recovered from suspected criminals.
According to the spokesman, all area commanders, divisional police officers, and other law enforcement officials have been instructed by the state commissioner of police, Mr Adebola Hamzat, to deploy sufficient manpower and resources to combat crime.
“The CP has directed that all area commanders, divisional police officers and tactical commanders should increase layers of supervision on their subordinates, particularly men on the field, who daily interface with commuters and other civilian populations.
“The command’s monitoring and x-squad units have been tasked to deal decisively with any officer whose actions or inactions bring about embarrassment to the command through extortion and other misconducts,” he said.