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EndSars: Police recover weapons from hoodlum who looted armory, make arrest


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Suspected hoodlum, one of many others, who attacked the Akobo Divisional Police Headquarters in Ibadan, looted the armoury and stole other items before setting the station on fire has been arrested by the police in Oyo State.

The State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, in a statement on Monday, revealed two AK-47 rifles were stolen from the station by the hoodlums during the ENDSARS riot in October 2020.

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She said one suspect, 28-year-old Ridwan Amoo, was arrested at his hideout in Moniya area of Ibadan with one AK-47 rifle, one locally made single barrel gun, and a cutlass.

The statement said, “On October 22, 2020, at about 1530hrs, some notorious hoodlums who were armed with dangerous weapons invaded the Akobo Divisional Police Headquarters, Ibadan during the infamous protest that led to the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Nigeria.

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“The rampaging hoodlums who turned out in large numbers dislodged Policemen attached to Akobo Division, looted their armory and carted away two AK-47 rifles with breech numbers AB35-0136 and 2627486’’ both loaded with 30 rounds of live ammunition and one assault rifle with breech number ‘07026333.”

The hoodlums vandalised and set ablaze the buildings at the station and in the process, completely burnt down two police patrol vehicles.

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