Agbarere/Idi-Ape Clash: How Kwara Police arrested alleged mastermind, Ariyo

Date: 2016-05-26

More facts yesterday emerged on how operatives of Kwara Police Command arrested the alleged mastermind of Agbarere/Idi-Ape Clash in Ilorin West Local Government, Olatunji Ibrahim popularly known as Ariyo. Ariyo was arrested on Monday by policemen from the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) on Monday.

The suspect had been on the wanted list of the police following a violent clash by hoodlums in Idi-Ape and Agbarere communities in Ilorin late last year, which resulted in loss of lives and property worth millions of Naira. The police had made some arrests in connection with the incident, but the suspect who allegedly masterminded the violence was declared to be at large. But, luck ran out on him Monday when policemen on a tip off swooped on his residence and effected his arrest alongside one of his gang members, Olateju Lukman aka Sandal.

A police source divulged to National Pilot that the suspect was arrested at his residence in Elekoyangan area of Oke-oyi, Ilorin, after he had been on the run since last year. "Ariyo and a member of his gang were arrested at about 11 am at his rented apartment in Elekoyangan , Oke -Oyi in Ilorin East Local Government Area of the state where he lives among students in the area.

"A team of CID police invaded the area and got two of them arrested while one escaped," the source disclosed. This medium learnt that the suspects were whisked away to the state police command.

The source further disclosed that the police have re-opened investigation into recent breakdown of law and order in the state, which allegedly involved Ariyo. Confirming the development, the Police Public Relation Officer of the state command, ASP Okasanmi Ajayi, told our reporter yesterday that the suspect was undergoing interrogation at the SCID.

"He was among the suspects placed on the police wanted list in February this year, " he added. When National Pilot visited the suspect's family house at Idi-Ape yesterday (Wednesday) some residents told

our reporter that Ariyo has been declared persona non-grata in the community.

A family source who does not want his name in print for security reasons, said shortly after the Idi-Ape/ Agbarere clash, the suspect relocated to Osogbo in Osun State and later moved to Ghana in a bid to evade police arrest. The source further said, Ariyo's re-appearance about three weeks had sent shivers down spines of residents of the community, who had enjoyed respite while he was away.

"When he came back three weeks ago, he came to his family house to announce his arrival. Ariyo said he was tired of hiding and so have decided to come back to his father's town. He made calls to some prominent people in the state informing them of his arrival.

"Residents can now heave sigh of relief following his arrest. His notoriety in this area has caused most household much pain, sorrow and despair." Some of the traders who spoke to this medium on condition of anonymity said Ariyo was a menace in the community.

Source

 


Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Ishak Mohammed Sabi     Centre For Community Empowerment And Poverty Eradication     Kunbi Titiloye     Olajumoke Monsura Gafar     Mohammed Yahaya Barki     Ishola Balogun Fulani     Roseline Oni Aremu     Fola Consultant     Ahmad Lawan     Fatai Adeniyi Garba     A.G.F Abdulrasaq     Bursary     Ahmed Idris Mohammed     Balogun Gambari     Ajase-Ipo     All Confederation Of Principals Of Secondary Schools     Press Release     COVID-19 Palliatives     Bamidele Adegoke     Adaramaja     Durosinlohun Kawu     Abdulfatah Ahmed     Yahaya Abdulkareem     Mazars Consulting     Olupako     Segun Adeniyi     Muhammadu Buhari     Lai Mohammed     Ilorin Like-Minds     First Lady     Oba Abdulraheem     Kwara Hotel     Pius Abioje     Emir Of Ilorin     Aminat Omodara     NAWOJ     Olofa Of Offa     Nurudeen Muhammed     Erubu Oba Zubair     Abdulsalam Firdaous Amosa     IF-K     Raliat Elelu-Habeeb     Ajike People Support Centre     Hussein Olokooba     Kayode Issa     Shuaib Abdulkadir     Hakeem Idris     Kwara State Coalition Of Business And Professional Associations     Ahman Patigi     AbdulGaniyu Kareem     Ilorin South     Medview Airlines     Ayegbeni     Bilikis Oladimeji     Saba Mamman Daniel     Adamu B. Yaqubu     Ilesha-Baruba     Ijagbo     Is\'haq Modibbo Kawu     Isiaka Danmeromu     Muhammed Abdullahi     IEDPU     Sola Saraki University     Agbarigidoma     Kunle Okeowo     Guber Aspirant     Revenue Court     Jimoh Olusola Imam     REO CAKES     Aliyu Muhammad-Saifudeen     Wole Oke     General Hospital, Offa     Tanke Road     Osi     Taofeek Sanusi     Doyin Agbamu     ITP    

Cloud Tag: What's trending

Click on a word/phrase to read more about it.

Taiwo Joseph     Kwara Polytechnic     Muhammed Aliyu     Henry Makinwa     Issa Manzuma     Omu Aran     College Of Arabic And Islamic Legal Studies     Abdulfatai Salman Baakini     Ilorin Anchor Men And Women     Rafiu Ajakaye     Senate     Babatunde Idiagbon     Ilorin Metro Park     Niyi Ogundiran     Elerin Of Adanla     IQRA College     Abdul-Rasheed Na\'Allah     Erubu Oba Zubair     Muyideen Ajani Bello     KWACOBPA     Elekoyangan     Lai Gobir     Ramadhan     Bamikole Omishore     Ubandoma Of Ilorin     Alao Ayotunde     Maryam Nurudeen     AGF Abdulrazaq     Hassan Abdulazeez Elewu     Fatai Adeniyi Garba     Yusuf Abubakar     National Broadcasting Commission     Ayodele Kuburat Olaosebikan     Zaratu Umar     Akeem Lawal     Standard Organization Of Nigeria     KWSIEC     Mamman Saba Jibril     David Oyedepo     Elerin Of Erin-Ile     Ndakene     Shuaib Abdulkadir     Odo-Owa     Ahman Patigi     Onikijipa     Revenue Court     Tanke Road     GRA     NSCIA     Soffiyyallah Kamaldeen     Abdulraheem Yusuf     Oladimeji Thompson     Haruna Tambiri Mohammed     Bureau Of Lands     Olayinka Are     Amuda Musbau     Rueben Parejo     Ayodele Olaosebikan     Zulu Gambari     Tsaragi-Share     Kayode Yusuf     Aro Yahaya     Muideen Olaniyi Alalade     Kulende-UITH     Yahaya Jibril Usman     Ilorin Airport     ARMTI     Aliyu Olatunji Ajanaku     High Court     Quranic Recitation Competition     Sunset Workers     Titus Suberu-Ajibola     Mazars Consulting     Buhari     Kolo     Dankaka     Omu-aran