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Hoodlums attack FRCN Ibadan, police to investigate

The attack was due to the face-off between members of Soludero, a local vigilante group and some criminal elements.

• August 1, 2021
Oyo Police Commissioner Ngozi Onadeko
Oyo Police Commissioner, Ngozi Onadeko

The police in Oyo State have said that perpetrators of the attack on Amuludun FM 99.1, Moniya, Ibadan, will be brought to justice.

The command’s spokesman, Adewale Osifeso, stated this in a statement issued on Sunday in Ibadan.

Hoodlums had, on Saturday, attacked the radio station, vandalising the windscreens of the four vehicles parked within the premises as well as the station’s glass entrance door.

Mr Osifeso said the Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Ngozi Onadeko, has assured all and sundry that the perpetrators of the dastardly act would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

According to the CP, investigations into the incident are currently ongoing.

She added that developments will be communicated to the public accordingly.

Ms Onadeko called on the public to promptly inform the police of any incident of this nature for their quick intervention.

Giving an update on what led to the attack, the police commissioner said that it was occasioned by the face-off between a vigilante group and some criminal elements.

“It was due to the face-off between members of Soludero, a local vigilante group, and some criminal elements around Sasa Area in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State while the latter was on routine patrol on Saturday at about 4:00 p.m.,” she said.

Ms Onadeko added that a member of the criminal gang sustained gunshot injuries during the clash and was confirmed dead at the hospital.

“Consequent upon this, the hoodlums, in their numbers, stormed Soludero’s presumed office located on the premises of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Amuludun 99.1 FM, Moniya, Ibadan, in a bid to launch a reprisal attack.

“Preliminary investigation gathered from an on-the-spot assessment shows that upon arrival, the hoodlums became agitated as none of their targets was on sight.

“Consequently, windscreens of the four vehicles parked within the premises were broken, along with the glass door at the entrance of the media outfit, inferring that the attack was not targeted directly at the media outfit but the vigilante group,” Ms Onadeko said. 

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