There was drama at the New Garage, Podo, Ibadan on Monday as members of the Oyo State Park Management System (PMS) foiled an attempt by some suspected policemen, to arrest the Chairman of PMS Disciplinary Committee, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, a.k.a, Auxilliary.
The drama had started early in the afternoon when the suspected policemen arrived the Podo Garage and attempted to whisk Auxiliary away.
Sources close to the PMS said that the large number of PMS members at the garage prevented the said suspected policemen from easily gaining entry into the office and taking Auxilliary away.
A source at the scene said that the PMS members were present in large number at the Podo Park on Monday because they were on hand for the fortnightly meeting at the Park.
The source said: “We smelt rat on sighting the two unmarked cars and seeing the policemen who were looking very strange.
“We quickly checked with the police in Oyo State and the police in the state denied sending anyone to arrest Auxilliary.
“The team that supposedly came from the IGP’s office claimed to have come from Abuja and that it was heading back to Abuja with instructions to pick Auxilliary. But we couldn’t allow them pick our man when their real identities were shrouded in secrecy.
“If it is about the incident that happened at Iwo Road, the police in Oyo State has paraded some suspects and the case is on course, why the planned arrest of Auxilliary again, especially by police from Abuja, that is why we were curious.
When contacted, the Public Relations Officer of the PMS, Comrade Emiola Jelili said that he got wind of the incident but was told that his members who were at the park for the regular meeting rebuffed the alleged infiltration.
Meanwhile, efforts to get a confirmation from the Oyo State Police Command was abortive.
As the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso did not pick calls and text message sent to him wasn’t replied as of the time of filing this report.