Oyo State Commissioner of Police, CP. Adebowale Williams, has charged residents of the state to steer clear from the act of phone recording at a crime scene.
According to him, they should rather call on police and other medical emergency responders in order to rescue the affected victim(s). The police commissioner while confirming the killing of one Mrs Modupe Abubakar, a 60-year-old woman who was shot dead by some unknown gunmen on her way home on Tuesday in Afiniyanu Area of Ologuneru Ibadan, gave the charge in a press statement issued on Thursday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Adewale Osifeso. Adebowale through the statement maintained that the Command would not rest on its oars until the perpetrators of the Tuesday, 20/09/2022 are tracked, Identified and apprehended. The statement further stressed that the 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 Social Media Space.
“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,” Adebowale maintained.
In his reaction to the killing, Adebowale noted that “Preliminary Investigations into the incident has 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, Ibadan under Ibadan North-West LGA when she was shot on the neck by her assailants.
“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.
“While advising members of the Public to be careful, especially when driving alone along isolated routes, pathways and link roads, it is important to assert that no other life was lost in the Tuesday Incident contrary to reports from agents of mischief.
“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.
“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 concurrently written to help the Police initiate a detailed inquiry.”