The Story “Over 200 Houses Razed, 29 Vehicles Burnt In Midnight Attack ” WAS FAKE
This was made known by the Oyo State Police Command through its spokesperson Olugbenga Fadeyi, Police Public Relation Officer, Oyo State in a press release. The document said no such incident happened and magnitude of houses or cars were burnt at Odo-Osun/Ita bale/Aderogba areas. It went on to declare that hoodlums from these areas came out at the early hours of 29/01/2021 in their usual manner with dangerous weapons to loot shops and set up bon fire. A house and about two shops were looted.
The swift response of Police patrol teams doused tension and the hoodlums were dislodged. Routine patrols were intensified to forestall further attacks and lootings. Sequel to this, at about 2015 hrs, the hoodlums from Aderogba area came out again attempted to vandalize and loot shops at Beyeruka/Ogbori Efon areas.
Police patrol teams and that of Amotekun were drafted to the area. During hot chase by the teams, a cut-to-size dane gun was recovered from one of the hoodlums while bon fires set up were put out. The hoodlums thereafter fled the scene. Constant routine patrols has been intensified in those areas and normally restored.
The state police command further added that the Police are on the trail of these hoodlums to get them arrested and carry out prosecution accordingly.