Defence & Security

Police command speak on Ondo killing

By Friday Omosola, Akure

Ondo State Police Command has revealed that there was no reprisal attack on the Hausa Community at Sabo area in Ondo Town or any part of the state as purported by some warmongers.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Odunlami Funmilayo, revealed that there was an attempted robbery on a J5 vehicle with plate no MKA – 469 YJ coming from Zaria en route Ore, on Tuesday, 7th of June, 2022. Funmilayo said the vehicle loaded with onions and potatoes was attacked by men of the underworld, after stopping over at Ondo Town. The Trumpet Gathered

According to the command, the robbers shot the driver, while the motor boy escaped with bullet injury, a motorcyclist alongside the pillion and a passerby were also hit by stray bullets. The statement read: “The attention of the Ondo State Police Command has been drawn to a fake news being peddled by some mischief makers to cause panic, tension and strife in the state.

“On Tuesday, 7th of June, 2022, there was an attempted robbery on a J5 vehicle with plate no MKA – 469 YJ carrying onions and potatoes coming from Zaria enroute Ore, which had a stopover at Ondo Town and was attacked by men of the underworld around 0110hrs.

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“It is however disheartening that these peddlers who are out to achieve no good did not confirm the story before spreading this falsehood as the victims involved in this failed robbery are from Yoruba, Igbo and Northern extraction.”

The Police noted that an investigation had commenced and an effort was ongoing to arrest the assailants.

“On this note, the Commissioner of Police, Ondo State Command, CP Yumi Adesoye Oyediran, urged the people of the state to remain calm and disregard the fake news, as the rumour mongers are out to stir unnecessary chaos and disrupt the peace of the state,” she added.

However, the command warned the peddlers of the fake news to desist as the Command would not fold its arms and let them shatter the peace being enjoyed in the state.

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