A 26-year-old suspected arsonist identified as Taoreed Hamzat, who was apprehended for allegedly participating in the burning down of Iseyin Police station, has denied the allegation, stating that he only carted away 2 crates of trophy beers and a small generator during the vandalization of the police station.
Recall that hoodlums took advantage of the #EndSARS protest that started on October 8, last week Wednesday October 21, destroying private and public properties. The hoodlums set several police stations on fire across the country. One of which was the Iseyin police station in Oyo state.
The Oyo police command apprehended some of the suspected arsonists and looters and paraded them.
While speaking to newsmen during the parading, Taoreed also known as Shorlex, said;
”I joined the other protesters who are mostly my area boys, I saw them looting the station and I also joined and I was fortunate to have carried only two creates of trophy lager beer, and I didn’t even take them to my house. I dropped them right in front of the station and it was shared within us we drank them and shattered the bottles.
I met this small generating set at the entrance of the station, the youths are about to burn it alongside with the Police station, so I carried it to my house, though, I later returned it to the mosque the following day, when our King ordered us to return all the looted items in our possessions back to either Mosque or Palace.
I did not steal this wall clock from the police station, I picked it at entrance of the mosque after have dropped the generator so its not part of the items I looted from the station. Taoreed said
The Oyo state commissioner of police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu, confirmed that at least 6 police officers were gruesomely murdered during the aftermath of the #endSARS protests. He also stated that the police can’t ascertain the numbers of the Police officers lost to the sad incident. CP Nwachukwu said some of the hoodlums went as far as going to the houses of those officers purposely to kill them.