The second in command to the late Abiola Ebila, the chief of the infamous One Million boys in Ibadan, has been arrested and at present going through trial.
Ebila was just lately killed by the lads of Operation Burst at Ibadan when he was reported to be concerned in a kidnap ring and safety personnel rounded him up at his hideout.
The second in command, popularly often called ‘Eji’ has assumed management of the gang earlier than being arrested for sundry legal offenses and handed over to the police for trial.
Eji’s arrest was confirmed on Saturday by the Director-Common of Oyo State Joint Safety Process Drive, popularly often called ‘Operation Burst’, Col. Oladipo Ajibola rtd.
Col. Ajibola stated the safety outfit has rid Ibadan of the menace of the infamous gang as the remainder of them have run out of the State to hunt cowl in Lagos and different States.
“Operation Burst has been capable of scale back criminality in Oyo State, individuals now go about doing their companies with out worry, now we have effected a number of arrests in relation to cultism, yahoo boys and different criminals and hand them over to the suitable safety company involved, the excessive profile among the many legal circumstances was Abiola Ebila.
“Abiola Ebila, the chief of 1 million boys was concerned in kidnapping and we obtained him by way of one of many personalities he kidnapped whereas he was asking for ransom, the elimination of Abiola Ebila has despatched different gang leaders out of Oyo State and we’re nonetheless trailing those that are their minions.
“Now we have succeeded in getting considered one of them just lately who was the second in command to the late Ebila, we handed him over to a different safety company for correct investigation and prosecution and we urge most people to avail the safety businesses immediate info to nip criminality within the bud.”
He famous that Operation Burst’s actions have been prolonged to the recent spots in Ibadan, amongst which have been Foko, Odo Oba, Olomi Olodo, Oke-Ogun zone and Oyo State basically, including that the outfit’s Name Heart for misery calls would quickly be commissioned.
He defined that the mode of operation Burst was to solely swing into motion in circumstances that different safety businesses require robust backup power, citing the arrest of drug traffickers, kidnappers, armed robbers, cultists and others and handing the culprits over to the company saddled by legislation to prosecute every crime.
He, nevertheless, appreciated the governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde for doing his finest by offering the wanted mobility, equipment, and different help.
He referred to as on dad and mom to observe over their kids and counsel them on morality as they resume again to high school on Monday, saying that oldsters needs to be inquisitive and at all times have the belief of their wards so they might open up to them at any time when they have been concerned in any hazard or invited to hitch cultism.