Publicity Secretary of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, at the weekend, said the OPC under the leadership of the Aareonakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, would intensify efforts at securing the South-West region.
Oguntimehin gave the assurances while giving report of how members of the OPC in Ikorodu, Lagos State, intercepted two buses loaded with cache of live cartridges, at Poromope Estate in Ikorodu, Lagos.
The OPC publicity scribe stated that reports at his disposal indicated that members of OPC in Ikorodu Central intercepted the drivers of the buses and handed over the suspected criminals to the police at the State Command in Ikeja.
“It was members of OPC in Ikorodu Central under Comrade Ramon Adekanbi that intercepted the suspected bus driver,Tukur Abdullah 35,Muazu Telim 50,and Dahiru Idris 36 while they were heading to Katsina State.
“The two buses with registration numbers KMC 438YK and KMC 394XF were fully loaded with large quantity of cache of Live Cartridges and they have been transferred to the Lagos State Police Command Headquarters, Ikeja for further investigation”.
While warning criminals to stay away from the South-West, the OPC chieftain stated also that the prolonged security challenges in the region had only justified the alarm raised recently by the Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land,Iba Gani Adams,that Oyo,Ogun and Lagos states have been the target of imminent terrorists’ attacks.
Oguntimehin also urged residents of Ikorodu and its environs as well as other states in the region to be vigilant in their daily activities, even as he tasked the Lagos State Police Command to investigate the incident thoroughly in order to
apprehend those behind the criminal act.
“OPC had done their beats by apprehending and handing over the criminals to the police. However, it is the duty of the police to do the needful by unraveling those behind the crime, no matter how highly placed they are in the country.
“The best way to strengthen the investigative mechanism of the police authorities is to expose those behind this unlawful acts so as to serve as detterent to other criminals”.