Oyo State police arrested one of the marauders who invaded the police station and stole some belongings.
It was discovered that Raheem Tohib had stolen a generator and boxes of beer from the Isein Police Station in Oyo State.
He confessed after Wednesday’s arrest.
The 28-year-old suspect said two boxes of beer were shared between the protesters during the “fight”, but that the generator set was returned after the city’s youth leader ordered them to return all looted items. …
However, Tohib denied that he was involved in the arson of the station.
The suspect made the confession when State Police Commissioner Mr. Nwachukwu Enwonwu paraded nine suspects during attacks on police stations across the state last week.
Other suspects arrested include Taorid Hamsat, Tajudin Ibrahim, Moshud Fatai, Musibau Abubakar, Sikiru Aliu, Fasasi Fatai, Isiak Olaniyi and Adeleke Akim.
Speaking to reporters at Eleyele Police Headquarters, Ibadan, Enwonwu said the suspects were among those who took away weapons and ammunition from various looted state police stations.
He listed the stolen items, including a generator, a Nino wall clock belonging to the division, a Bajaj motorcycle, a Hero 125 motorcycle, and a TVS motorcycle with a registration number; DGB215QK.
PC reported, “As a result of the looting of stations, six police officers were brutally killed, five police headquarters, police patrol cars were burned, and artifacts were looted in exhibition halls using a large number of police weapons. and seized ammunition due to the actions of criminals who used the protest to commit their heinous crimes.
“However, Oyo State Police Headquarters arrested at least nine suspected arsonists and looters for attacking division headquarters in Iseiin and setting fire to the station under the pretext of a #EndSARS protest that lasted several days.
“In light of this, the command will continue to vigorously arrest all the other thugs who have carried out massive robberies and coordinated attacks on police stations and personnel.