Police Apprehend 15 Suspects in Oyo for Looting Christmas Gifts Meant for Ibadan Chiefs
In a swift response to an attack on a commercial bus carrying Christmas gifts for Ibadan family heads, popularly known as Mogajis, the Oyo State Police have arrested 15 suspects.
The incident occurred at the Oja’ba area in Ibadan South East Local Government Area on Thursday.
The assailants, mistakenly believing the contents of the bus to be palliatives, assaulted the vehicle, making away with Christmas items such as rice, chickens, and groundnut oil. Shockingly, one of the Mogajis was reportedly present during the attack.
Following the incident, the matter was reported to the Mapo Police Station, leading to the swift arrests and arraignment of the alleged perpetrators. Police efforts are ongoing to apprehend additional suspects who fled the scene.
A senior police source disclosed that some of the stolen items were recovered after a search of nearby shops. However, the identity of the donor of the Christmas gifts remains undisclosed, sparking speculation about whether it was an individual or a governmental entity.
Investigations are currently underway as law enforcement intensifies efforts to locate and apprehend the remaining suspects linked to the assault on the bus carrying gifts for the Ibadan chiefs.