By Dan-Maryam Zayamu
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has applauded the arrest of six-member notorious armed robbery gang in Ibadan, Oyo state.
He further charged officers of the Force to embrace effective intelligence gathering which will lead to the prevention of crime and criminal activities in the society.
He noted that preventive policing would, in addition to preventing the occurrence of crime, engender peace and assure the provision of optimal policing services to the citizenry.
The 6-member gang, according to the statement signed by the Force Spokesman, Olumiya Adejobi, was arrested after concluding plans to execute a bloody bank robbery attack on a new generation bank within the Ibadan metropolis in Oyo State.
He noted that the feat was recorded through what he described as identification, trailing, and actionable technical and human intelligence.
This is even as, the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Squad (FIB-IRT) has successfully effected the arrest of 5 members of a fraud syndicate specialized in hacking into bank accounts of individuals and corporate bodies to steal monies.
The suspects were apprehended while attempting to hack into a company’s account and steal the sum of 3.4 Billion Naira.
The IRT Operatives equally arrested a notorious arms dealers and two kidnap suspects in Kaduna leading to the release of two kidnapped victims in their custody, just to mention a few.
The IGP, however, assured of his administration’s unflinching commitment to maximizing the operational, intelligence, and investigative capacities of the Force in curbing the spread of crime and criminality within the country.