Crime

Police parade Auxiliary over alleged murder, robbery

The former chairman of Oyo State Park Management System (PMS), Mukaila Lamidi, popularly known as Auxiliary, was on Thursday paraded by the Oyo State Police Command over alleged murder, armed robbery and kidnapping.

Penpushing reports that Commissioner of Police, Adebola Hamzat, briefing journalists at the command’s headquarters in Ibadan, the state capital explained that the command had, on June 2, 2023, declared Lamidi wanted.

The police boss listed the offences committed by the former chairman of Oyo State Park Management System (PMS),  to include murder, attempted murder, arms dealing, armed robbery and kidnapping, adding that the suspect was declared wanted in furtherance of a well-coordinated intelligence-led raid by the police on May 30 and  May 31, 2023 on the suspect’s Diamond Hotel residence at Alakia, where 78 suspects were arrested and weapons recovered.

‘The exhibits recovered from the suspect’s residence and hotel included two SMG rifles with two magazines, one AK-47 rifle, One Pump action rifle, nine locally-made pistols and two English pistols with magazines.

“Others were 70 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, 338 pieces of live cartridges, 62 expended, 13 pieces of 9-mm ammunition, nine jack knives, three axes and 400 pieces of long cutlasses, among others, the police said.

Penpushing further reports that the police commissioner stated that the suspect was recently arrested due to the collaborative efforts of the police and other sister security agencies in the state.

‘Furtherance of these, discreet intelligence-led search commenced for the sacked PMS chieftain, with the help of technology, collaborative efforts with sister services and community policing. Many locations were identified, traced and combed for months until his recent arrest in a concerted effort with our sister services,” he said.

Penpushing also reports that the commissioner of police disclosed that the suspect would be charged to court for the offences committed, and equally thanked the public for providing credible information to curb crime in the state.

The police boss, however, pledged the command’s commitment to dealing with any criminally-motivated individual or group intending to flip the state retrogressively into the historical dark ages of the “Wild Wild West.”

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