By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Police Command is now investigating the killing of a 60-yr old woman, Modupe Abubakar by suspected gunmen at Ologuneru area of Ibadan on Tuesday.
The State Police Commissioner, CP Adebowale Williams in a statement on his behalf by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Adewale Osifeso, the command is determined to unravel circumstances surrounding the killing.
CP Williams emphasized that the Command would not rest on its oars until the perpetrators of the killing are tracked, Identified and apprehended , adding ” preliminary investigations into the incident have revealed that the victim of the shooting, Late Modupe Abubakar was returning home at sunset and had left the major Ologuneru Road veering into the street leading into her home via Afiniyanu Area, Ologuneru, Ibadan in Ibadan North-West LGA when she was shot on the neck by her assailants”.
“The Oyo State Police Command, under the leadership of CP Adebowale Williams would not rest on its oars until the perpetrators of the Tuesday, 20/09/2022 are tracked, identified and apprehended Preliminary Investigations into the incident have revealed that the victim, Late Modupe Abubakar ‘F’ Aged 60 was returning home at sunset and had left the major Ologuneru Road veering into the street leading into her home via Afiniyanu Area, Ologuneru, I badan under Ibadan North-West LGA when she was shot on the neck by her assailants”, he said.
CP Williams added, “ a cursory check at the scene of crime reveals by a team of Police Detectives and Forensic experts attached to the Command reveals that only the deceased’s Mobile Phone was missing from her White Toyota Venza Vehicle with Registration Number AKD 439GB.”
He maintained that ” more updates into the investigation would be unveiled in due course as a strategic and coordinated security intervention with sister agencies has been initiated with regards to preventing a recurrence”.
CP Williams while tasking members the people of the state ” to be careful, especially when driving alone along isolated routes, pathways and link roads”, noted ” it is important to assert that no other life was lost in the Tuesday Incident ”
The Commissioner of Police then urged residents in the state to stop misleading the public in times of emergencies, especially when the victim is battling with life, saying rather than recording and uploading on Social Media Space, residents should endeavour to confirm the truth of the incident.
“Also, the Oyo State Police Command appeals to residents to immediately reach out to the Police and other emergency medical responders in cases of emergency especially when the victim is battling with life rather than recording and uploading on the Social Media Space.
“In furtherance of the above, while the body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue, it is worthy to note that victims with gunshot wounds and other related injuries should also be treated without fear of harassment rather at the instant the Police authorities should be immediately notified with a detailed medical report oncurrently written to help the Police initiate da detailed inquiry.
The statement added, ” in cases of emergency, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll-free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614. The NPF rescue my app is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users respectively.”