3rd June, 2023
By Suleiman Shehu
Ten guns, 400 cutlasses, 70 rounds of AK-47 ammunition, 400 pieces of live cartridges and 13 pieces of 9-MM ammunition were among latest recoveries from the Diamond Hotel, the Ibadan hideout of the wanted former Chairman of Oyo Park Management Disciplinary Committee, Mukaila Lamidi, aka Auxiliary.
The guns recovered include one pump action rifle and nine locally made pistols, Oyo Police Command spokesperson, SP Adewale Osifeso, said at a press briefing on Friday in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State.
He said the weapons were recovered during execution of a search warrant on Wednesday at the hotel owned by Lamidi, who had since been declared wanted,
Also recovered from the hotel during the search, according to the police spokesperson, were nine jack knives, three axes, three swords among others.
Osifeso as further investigation of the wanted former Chairman of Oyo Park Management Disciplinary Committee is ongoing.
Police had on Tuesday raided the same hotel, arresting 78 members of the Park Management System (PMS) loyal to Auxilliary.
During the raid, 724 cartridges, guns and other weapons were found in their possession.
Meanwhile, the command has arrested a 39-year-old suspect, who had been on the watchlist of the command, for sales and distribution of drugs.
Osifeso said that the man was sighted and arrested during the raid, and had on him 336 wraps of Indian hemp, 450 wraps of skunk and plastic bags containing Colorado.
According to the spokesperson, the suspect had voluntarily confessed to the crime, identified his distribution network and clients in Lagos, Oyo, Osun and Ogun.
The suspect, Osifeso said, would be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) upon completion of investigation. (NAN)