Eight suspected political thugs arrested in Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command on Monday said it had arrested eight persons for allegedly disrupting the campaign of Accord Party (AP) on Sunday at Ode-Ige, Odinjo, Ibadan.

The Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Katsina, told newsmen in Ibadan that policemen arrested the suspected thugs led by Yussuf Ogeoju, alias Ese Water, while committing the act.

Katsina said Ogeoju, who had been on the wanted list of the police, however, died at an undisclosed hospital, due to injuries he sustained from sporadic gunshots at the rally.

He warned supporters of political parties against taking law into their hands.

"I am warning politicians that Oyo State can never be turned into a theatre of crime,” he said.

The commissioner also warned politicians to always seek police permission before holding rallies or meetings to ensure proper provision of security.

“Any political rally or meeting organised without police permit, the organisers will have themselves to blame, no matter how highly placed they are,” he said
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