The Oyo State police command has urged residents to go about their businesses without fear as the ‘ember’ months draw near as it had adopted strategies to tackle crime and criminals in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude, speaking during a parade of suspected criminals at the police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, said “as we would be transiting to the ‘ember’ months of the year, it is customary for citizens to express some fears of an increase in criminal activities.
“Conscious of this, we are determined to allay such fears by insulating the state from any form of criminal activities before, during or beyond the period.
“To this end, we have put in place new robust security strategies while reviewing the existing ones so as to curb crimes and criminality in the state,” Odude said.
He said a total of 10 suspects were arrested with five nabbed for armed robbery, two for burglary and three for stealing.
According to him, five locally-made pistols, 12 ammunition, four vehicles, one motorcycle, a CCTV decoder, jewelry, mobile phones and laptops were recovered.