The Osun Police Command on Monday said it arrested 10 suspects over attacks across some motor parks in the state on the premise of a forceful takeover of the parks.
SP Yemisi Opalola, the command’s spokeswoman, said in a statement, that five guns, nine live and four expended cartridges, and five cutlasses were recovered from the suspects.
“This is to inform the general public that the Osun State Police Command is aware of and frowns at the crises that erupted within the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state in the early hours of today (Monday).
“The Commissioner of Police, the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, other stakeholders had met with NURTW executive, members and other stake holders to avert the crisis and forceful takeover of parks in the state.
“All consented to maintaining peace, but it was a surprise to learn about the attacks by NURTW members in several parts of the state with attendant destruction of offices and injury to some persons and police personnel.
“The CP, Faleye Olaleye, swiftly charged the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders to ensure the situation is brought under control and culprits are arrested.
“Consequently, the police operatives’ tactical operation led to the arrest of 10 suspects and recovery of one Beretta Pistol, two pump action guns, two-barrel guns, nine live and four expended cartridges, five cutlasses and charms,” she said.
She said the CP assured the public that the command was fully on top of the situation as mobile, conventional, tactical and patrol teams had been deployed to curtail the crises. (NAN)