The senior police officer was killed on Sunday.
The Commissioner Police in Oyo State, Mohammed Ndabawa, said on Monday that he has given a marching order to all divisions within his command to fish out members of an armed robbery gang who killed Ademola Adekusile, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, on Sunday.
Mr. Adekusile was killed when a gang of robbers, who came to attack a bank adjacent a police post outside Moniya area of Ibadan, first attacked the policemen on duty to enable them have a smooth operation.
The Oyo police spokeswoman, Olabisi Okuwobi-Ilobanafor, who spoke on behalf of the police commissioner, described the attackers as cowards, saying they would be fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law.
“In the early hours of Sunday around 1 a.m., in the outskirt of Moniya area of Ibadan, some five men came to a police post adjacent a bank and told them that some people were making trouble with them. The officer in charge, after interrogation and knowing it was too late, asked probing questions to ascertain the true identity of the men.
“Shortly after the men left, the policemen discovered that the bank adjacent has been surrounded by robbers attempting to break in. The policemen then alerted themselves and picked their weapons. But unknown to them, the robbers have heard them corking their guns and opened fire at them,” she said while narrating the incident.
The police spokesperson noted that the robbers were frustrated and left the scene with gunshot injuries.
“The robbers know that there is no place for them in the city so they decided to go outside where there were fewer policemen.
“But, I want to warn them that the state police command will ensure that every one of them is flushed out no matter where they hide. Oyo State is not a place for them to operate, so they better have a rethink. All those behind the dastardly act will certainly be flushed out and made to face the wrath of the law,” she said.
Among items recovered at the scene are gas cylinders, cutters, and other weapons meant to be used for the operation.
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