Adebowale Williams, Commissioner of Police for the state of Oyo, has charged the residents of the state to stop the action of video recording at crime scenes. Instead, he advised them to call the Police and other medical emergency agencies so that the affected victims could get the assistance they needed and be rescued from an unpleasant situation as soon as possible.
He made this appeal in a press statement issued Thursday by the state Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) SP. Adewale Osifeso.
The statement further stressed that the Police Command has appealed for the 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 Spaces.
CP Williams, in the statement, confirmed the killing of a 60-year-old woman, Modupe Abubakar, who was shot dead by some unknown armed individuals on her way back home on Tuesday in Afiniyanu Area of Ologuneru Ibadan. He promised that the police would not rest until the police authorities brought the killers to justice.
“Preliminary Investigations into the incident had revealed that the victim, Late Modupe Abubakar’ F’ Aged 60, was returning home at sunset and had left the major Ologuneru Road and turned 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.
Police Detectives and Forensic Experts attached to the police command had initiated a cursory check of the crime scene. The investigation revealed that only the deceased’s mobile phone was missing from her “White Toyota Venza” Vehicle with Registration Number AKD 439GB.
In the statement, police official advised members of the Public to be careful, especially when driving alone along isolated routes, pathways and link roads. It is crucial to assert that no other life was lost in the Tuesday Incident, contrary to reports from agents of mischief,” he said.