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The Oyo State police command has paraded suspected criminals arrested suspected bandits/kidnappers who operated from the old Oyo Forest Reserve on the Igbeti/Kisi Road in Oke-Ogun in the state .
Others paraded include some money doublers who duped unsuspecting victims at Igboho town in Oyo state .
Speaking during the parade of the suspects at the police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Thursday, the state Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, said the arrest of the suspected bandits followed three days of combing the Kishi forest by operatives of the command and vigilance group members.
CP Enwonwu said the suspects are the same people who the Aare Ona Kakanfo, Iba Gani Adams, alerted the authorities about their activities at Oke-Ogun area, just as he sought for more cooperation between the police and members of the public in other to reduce crime in the state.
Speaking further, Enwonwu said: “The hoodlums had intercepted some cattle dealers with sophisticated weapons on September 15 at about 6:00 p.m.
“The armed robbers cum kidnappers later contacted their victims’ relatives and collected ransom before they were released.