Ogun State Police Command has arrested 15 suspects linked to the violence that broke out in Ilaro when Governor Ibikunle Amosun visit to the town.
At least one person was killed Monday in the fracas when Mr. Amosun visited the Local Government Area as part of his assessment tour.
In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, the Public Relations Officer of Ogun State, Muyiwa Adejobi, said 15 suspects had been arrested and were being interrogated.
He denied speculations that a serving Commissioner in the state was among those arrested in connection with the killing.
“I have been in office since morning, and there is no such information with me, but I can confirm to you that, so far we have arrested 15 suspects,” Mr. Adejobi explained.
He added that those arrested will be properly screened and anyone or anybody found wanting among them shall face the law appropriately.
Pandemonium broke out during the governor’s visit as two rival political thugs clashed over territorial rights.
The hoodlums who were armed with various dangerous weapons which include guns, machete and assorted charms engaged themselves in free for all.