The Oyo state police command has denied reports claiming armed robbers raided the residents of Alafia estate in the Ojo area of Ibadan with POS machines, withdrawing funds from the accounts of residents and disposing them of their properties for about 2 hours without Police intervention.
A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said the police did receive a distress call on Monday, May 31 at about 3am from residents of the estate.
''A team of operational and intelligence assets were swiftly deployed to the area to restore normalcy .
On sighting the Police, the hoodlums hurriedly fled the scene leaving behind in the process, a pistol along with 3 (three) cutlasses and a bag containing both male undergarments and Sim cards suspected to be properties of residents.
Investigations are actively ongoing to apprehend the culprits and as well crackdown their criminal chain.''the statement in part read
Osifeso said the state Commissioner of Police has assured the good residents of Alafia Estate and Oyo state as a whole that the Command would not relent in its mandate to provide comprehensive and adequate security coverage for all and sundry.
He said in cases of emergency, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll-free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614. He said the NPF rescue me app is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users respectively.