The development was conveyed through a statement issued and signed by the state Police Scribe, Suprintendent of Police Adewale Osifeso Anipr.
***The suspects and exhibits recovered from them…
A copy of the statement made available to 9Janewshub.com.ng on Monday evening stated that the arrest of the suspects was made possible through a sustained effort to rid Oyo State off criminal elements and as well secure its critical assets and infrastructure.
The statement further maintained that the dragnet of the Oyo State Police Command on Friday 18/02/2022 caught up with suspected vandals specialized in the criminal trade of harvesting and selling Pandrol (Railroad) clips.
The suspects; Ibrahim Saidu ‘m’ age 20yrs and his accomplice, Muritala Abdulahi ‘m’ age 30yrs were caught and arrested on Friday 18/02/2022 at about 1830hrs in the act of vandalizing Rail infrastructure at Ile-Esho Area, Omi-Adio in Ido Local Government Area following intelligence driven surveillance by Command Operatives attached to Omi-Adio Divisional Police Headquarters. (34) Thirty-Four Pandrol Clips/Railroad clips, One Fish plate, One Hacksaw and a
Damaged Railpot were among the items recovered from the suspects.
The suspects have confessed to the crime and are cooperating with ongoing investigations tailored at apprehending their entire criminal network.
Concluded part of the statement stated that the Commissioner of Police enjoins the citizenry to be unrelenting in the provision of credible and timely information, capable of nipping crime in the bud at all times.