Police arrests 21 persons over Ile-Ife crisis


21 persons have been arrested by the Nigeria Police over suspects over the March 8 killings and destruction of property in Ile-Ife Osun State. .

According to the Police Force Spokesman, Jimoh Moshood, Chief Superintendent of Police, made the disclosure in Abuja when he presented the suspects before newsmen.

He named the suspects as Eluwole Akeem, Kuburat Eluwole, Ayoola Abimbola, Bello Wahab, Taiwo Fakuwajo, Ademola Ademiluyi, Peter Omisope, Adefisan Isaac, Adelekan Kehinde and Elufisan Akintoye.

 Others were Omisanmi Isaac, Olanrewaju Daniel, Seyi Akinyobo, Adejube Monday, Olanrewaju Adebayo, Akanbi Adeyinka, Obimankinde Samuel, Zakariyu Abdulyekini, Bamidele Elusanmi, Jimoh Sakiru and Clement Kehinde.

He explained that 39 suspects were arrested after the crisis and 18 were released after diligent investigation for want of evidence against them.

Moshood said the remaining 21 were found culpable for direct and indirect participation in the killing of innocent people.

The spokesman added that 46 persons were killed and 96 others were hospitalised in the crisis that ensued.

He noted that the special intervention force deployed to Ile-Ife to quell the crisis did not engage in indiscriminate arrests as being reported in some media.

( Punch Newspaper )


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