Police debunk kidnapping of 18 passengers in Oyo state

Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko

The Police Command in Oyo State has debunked the reported of 18 passengers along Igboora-Eruwa area of the state on Thursday morning.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some online had reported that unknown gunmen hijacked an 18-seater bus, all its occupants.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, however, refuted the report on Thursday while parading 4 suspected kidnappers and 33 other suspects at the command’s headquarters at Eleyele, Ibadan.

The suspects were arrested for offences ranging from sodomy, car snatching and pickpocketing.

Onadeko said when the command got the news of the , it made efforts to check its authenticity and discovered that nothing of such happened.

“I will enjoin people to desist from carrying baseless rumours that will create fear in the society.

“Oyo State Command will continue working hard to make sure that lives and property are secure.

“People should give credible information that will enable nip crime and criminality in the bud in the state,” she said.

Onadeko, however, said she believed that the parade of the suspects would send a warning signal to criminals and would help to reduce crime in the state. (NAN)

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