The Police Command in Oyo State says it has launched an investigation into a report it received of how hoodlums packed in vehicles set ablaze the house of Sunday Adeyemo better known as Igboho, an activist in southwestern Nigeria.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Olugbenga Fadeyi, stated this in a statement on Tuesday, noting that the command obtained a report of the arrival of the hoodlums who shot in the air several times as they put fire to the house located at the Soka area of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The house was said to have been burnt around 3 am on Tuesday after the power supply to the area was cut off.
“At about 0620 hrs of today 26/01/2021, a report was received at the Santo Police Station that some unidentified hoodlums came to Sunday Igboho’s house at Soka area of Ibadan in a Hummer bus and Micra ( taxi) firing sporadically, and set the house ablaze,” the Police statement read.
“The mini sitting room got burnt in the process while the value of other properties is yet to be estimated.
“Immediately the DPO Sanyo got wind of the incident, he contacted fire service while he also went to the scene for on the spot assessment.
“The fire was eventually put out. An investigation has commenced into the incident while the Police are on the trail of the hoodlums.”
By Abel Ejikeme