Falomo Tolulope, 32, who fired shots at Osun State College of Education protesting undergraduates in Ilesa, has indeed been detained by the Osun State Police Command.
The students was assassinated by the culprit on October 27, 2022, while they were protesting what they believed to just be dishonesty just on part of the state administration about the transformation of the College of Education to a full-fledged university. Three university students suffered various degrees of injury to their arms and legs.
The force’s spokesman, SP Yemisi Opalola, who announced the detention in a statement issued on Thursday, November 10, 2022, claimed Falomo fired a pump-action revolver at the deceased after quite a dispute he had with the demonstrators before escaping from the scene.
The suspect was apprehended on November 7, 2022, at his hiding place in Odo Oro Area, Ilesa, and the pump-action pistol was found on him along with one spent cartridge, according to the PPRO.
“This is to inform the general public epsecially, 32yrs students of Osun State College of Education Ilesa, that, Falomo Tolulope ‘m’ aged alias Ifa who shot at some of the protesting students has been arrested,” the statement read.
“It would be recalled that, on 27th October, 2022 at about 1100hrs while the students were on peaceful demonstration/protest, Falomo shot at the protesters with Pump Action gun over an argument that ensued between him and the protesters and flee the scene. Three (3) students of the institution sustained different degree of injuries on their arms and legs, treated and discharged,”
“The Police Command under the leadership of CP Faleye S Olaleye, psc, not resting on their quest to get the suspect apprehended, expanded its investigation to the nooks and crannies of the State and arrested him on 7th November, 2022 at Odo Oro Area, Ilesa where he was hibernating and the Pump Action Gun used to perpetrate the act was recovered from him with one expended cartridge.
“The Commissioner of Police Osun State, CP Faleye S Olaleye, psc, wish to reiterate that he has come to serve and ensure that this state is made a sanctuary. He will not relent in his efforts to rid the state of criminal elements.
“You will recall that barely two weeks of his assumption of office as the Commissioner of Police, he has made a tremendous achievement, many notorious criminals (over 200) have been arrested within this short period of time.
“The CP therefore wish to implore the good people of Osun, the State of Virtuous to go about their businesses without any fear of threat, intimidation or apprehension.”
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