Ibadan - The Police in Oyo State on Thursday paraded 22 suspects for alleged offences which ranged from kidnapping, armed robbery, abduction and production of illegal firearms.
The Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade told newsmen in Ibadan that nine of the suspects were arrested for kidnapping; seven were arrested for armed robbery and four were arrested for stealing a truck and a Mazda car.
He said that one of the suspects was nabbed for abduction.
He said that the suspects, who confessed to the crime, were assisting the police in their investigation while efforts were on to arrest other suspects.
Oyebade thanked members of the public for their cooperation and for providing the police with information that led to the arrest of some of the suspects.
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He promised that the command would not rest in its efforts to ensure that peace and security prevail in the state.
"We have been consistently promising the public adequate security and we have warned criminals to abandon their evil trade or risk being caught.
"We are ready to march our words with action and this has been demonstrated when the proactive, aggressive policing strategies adopted by the police resulted in this breakthrough," he said.
The CP urged the public to report to the police whenever they notice suspicious movement to enable them act promptly.
He said that items recovered from the suspects included four pump action automatic rifles, 10 packets of live cartridges, one jack knife, four cutlasses, charms, three mobile phones and rubber slipper.
Also recovered were one pump action gun, seven locally-made single barrel guns and assorted tools for fabricated illegal firearms.