Five people have been arrested by the Police Command in Osun for allegedly attacking a residential building in Ede and killing two persons.
Yemisi Opalola, the police spokesperson for Osun state disclosed that over 30 hoodlums at 5:30p.m. on Thursday, attacked the residence of one Wakili Olayiwola in Ede, Osun, shooting sporadically into the house before setting a car ablaze.
Opalola added that the hoodlums allegedly shot bullets into the house of Wakili, set his car ablaze and also made attempt to burn down his house before the police came to the rescue.
She said the police immediately swung into action when it received a distress call on the attack, but the hoodlums fled on sighting the police patrol team while five of them were apprehended.
She said; “At about 5:30 p.m on May 5, the police received a distress call of an ongoing attack in Ede and the Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, immediately mobilised detectives and tactical police team to the area.
“Hoodlums numbering about 30 were reported to have gone to the house of one Wakili Olayiwola, 42, of Arulogun Ede, where they rained bullets on his building and set his Toyota Corolla on fire.
“The hoodlums also attempted to burn down the house of their victim, but fled the scene upon sighting the police team deployed by the commissioner of police.
“The hoodlums were, however, chased towards Bode Area, Ede, where five of them were arrested and some others escaped with bullet wounds.