The Oyo State Police Command on Monday said it was not true that its operatives killed a wanted cultist and leader of the notorious ‘one million boys’ in Oyo State, Ebila.
The command made the clarification in a statement issued by its spokesman, Olugbenga Fadeyi in Ibadan.
Ebila had been on the wanted list of the command over the death of one Moshood Oladokun a.k.a Ekugbemi, the leader of a rival cult group in Ibadan who was murdered on April 11, 2020 at Sokelu village, Olunde Area, Ibadan.
The notorious cultist had evaded police arrest on three occasions before his reported death on Sunday, July 12.
The statement read: “The attention of the Commissioner of Police, CP Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, psc has been drawn to a caption on social media on how Police murdered ‘One Million Boys’ gang leader.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to put the record straight that the ‘One Million Boys’ gang leader, Biola a.k.a Ebila was not killed by the Oyo State Police Command personnel. He had been on the wanted list of the Oyo State Police Command over the death of one Moshood Oladokun a.k.a Ekugbemi, the leader of a rival cult group in Ibadan who was murdered on 11th April, 2020 at Sokelu village Olunde Area, Ibadan.
“The members of the rival armed groups had been unleashing mayhem on innocent members of the public in parts of Ibadan metropolis for several years, attacked, robbed and also inflicted severe bodily injuries on some innocent members of the public. Ebila had evaded Oyo State Police Command’s arrests for three consecutive times before he met his alleged waterloo on Sunday 12th July, 2020.
“The Commissioner of Police however wishes to assure the law abiding members of the public that Oyo State Police Command is on top of the situation and again warns all contending interest to desist from any action or cause of action or be ready to face the consequences of their actions or inactions and the full wrath of the law.
“The CP therefore urged all the good people of Oyo State to continue to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation or threat from any individual or groups as adequate security measures have been emplaced to respond promptly to any security threats from any quarters.”
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