Gang clash: Osun police arrest suspect, recover weapons

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Osun State Police Command, on Wednesday, paraded a suspected hoodlum, 22-year-old Damilola Olatunji.

Olatunji was accused of participating in a recent brawl involving some thugs around Balogun Agoro Area of the state capital, Osogbo.

Parading the suspect before journalists at Command Headquarter in Osogbo, the spokesperson for the command, Yemisi Opalola, said some dangerous weapons were also recovered from Olatunji at the point of his arrest.

She said, “On 18/05/2024 at about 1430HRS upon information received that some group of individuals engaged themselves in physical brawl along Balogun Agoro Junction Osogbo, a team of operatives from Police Response Unit (PRU) swung into action and were able to apprehend the suspect one Olatunji Damilola ‘M’ Aged 22yrs A.K.A Damoshe.

“Upon interrogation and investigation, he led the police operatives to their armoury where the following exhibits were recovered: 4 pump action guns, three cut-to-size barrel guns, one locally made pistol, one jack knife, ten cutlasses and thirty-three live cartridges of ammunition.”

She assured that efforts were on to apprehend other suspects involved in the clashes, noting that the suspect would be charged in court after the investigation.

She also admonished residents to give prompt and credible information to the police, adding that every strange movement, as well as, people around, should be reported to the security agents to prevent crimes.

It was gathered that a street beggar, whose name could not be ascertained, living in Osogbo, was shot dead during the clash, where hoodlums fought over a booty given to them by a property owner around Gbaemu Area of Osogbo.


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