The police commissioner presented a scorecard.
The Oyo State Police Command secured at least 1078 criminal convictions in 2013, the police commissioner, Mohammed Indabawa, has said.
Mr. Indabawa, who made the disclosure at the command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, on Tuesday, also said about 365 rape cases were reported in the year.
The commissioner, who was represented by the Oyo State Police Public Relations Officer, Olabisi Clet-Ilobanafor, presented the command’s scorecard for the year to the press.
He said 60,997 ammunition and cartridges, as well as 103 arms, were recovered in the year. He also said that officers foiled 32 armed robbery attacks and 18 kidnap attempts. He also said 323 persons were charged to court in 161 cases in 2013.
“As part of the command’s efforts at curbing criminal acts, 1098 bags of substances suspected to be Indian Hemp worth N18 million were recovered in November of that year,” he said.
Mr. Indabawa noted that the police was so effective in its duties in 2013 that the State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who is the chief security officer of the state, acknowledged their effort.
The commissioner also said police casualty reduced in 2013 because of improved use of modern technology in policing. He did not state the exact figure of police casualty.
He said the police would do everything possible to prevent and combat crime in 2014 in Oyo.