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Police arrest eight, AIG visits Ibadan horror forest

The Oyo State Police Command said on Thursday that eight people had been arrested in connection with the discovery of a horror forest in Soka area of Ibadan.

The command’s Public Relation Officer, Olabisi Ilobanafor, who made the disclosure during the visit of the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Femi Omolaja, to the site, said names of the arrested individuals would not be made public yet.

She said, “We are working hard on the case and very soon, we shall bring to book perpetrators of the deadly and inhuman act. Already, we are making headway because we have already arrested eight people who are linked to the act. We will  like to keep their identities for now because investigation is still going on.”

Omojola assured the people that the police would not rest until those who ran the death camp were arrested and prosecuted.

He added that his visit was on the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.

He said, “Thorough investigation is ongoing and we don’t want to disclose any identity of those arrested in order not to hinder our investigation. I thanked the people of this state for their cooperation with the police and patience. I also want to urge them all to be sensitive to what happens in their environment and report any suspicious movement to security agents immediately.”

Omolaja however warned that people should not take the laws into their hands, urging them to also desist from attacking mad people in the name of seeking revenge.

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