The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ambrose Aisabor, on Friday said hoodlums attacked the residence of a former acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Kawu Baraje at Baboko, Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
He stated at a media briefing in Ilorin on Friday that the hoodlums shot three people and vandalised 14 vehicles and also destroyed properties.
He added that the injured victims were recuperating at an undisclosed hospital.
Baraje who is now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress was not at the premises during the attack.
The CP stated that the police had arrested the leader of the gang.
The police boss added that the confessional statement of the unnamed gang leader led to the arrest of 14 other suspects.
Aisabor said, “On Wednesday, we got a distress call from Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje at Baboko quarters that hoodlums were attacking and destroying property in the premises.
“So two patrol teams were dispatched to the scene, but before the policemen got there the hoodlums had fled.
“Three people were shot and are now recovering at the hospital; 14 vehicles among other property were destroyed. The building was also riddled with bullets. In fact bullet holes are still conspicuous on the premises.
“Items recovered from them include one dane gun, one axe, one hammer, one scrapper, two criminal charms, two raps of weed suspected to be cannabis sativa, one pack of rizzler, two palm slippers, two packet of matches, one playing ludo and seeds, two Nigerian voter’s card bearing Salihu Dauda and one vigilante grand ID card bearing Dauda Salihu.”
The CP also said 13 suspects were arrested for setting ablaze a perceived insane person about 4.30pm on Wednesday at ‘D Division’ of the state police in Ilorin.