Oyo CP has assured the citizens of adequate security during the Xmas festive period.
News Rain Nigeria reports that the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Joe Nwachukwu Enwonwu has assured the citizens and residents of the Oyo State adequate and maximum security before, during, and after the Christmas and New year festive season.
CP. Nwachukwu assured the residents on Sunday through a Press Release by the Office of the State Police Public Relation Officer.
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According to a copy of the release that was issued and signed by Superintendent of Police Olugbenga Fadeyi, it stated that CP wishes to assure the law abiding people of Oyo state that effort to bring normalcy to the security of the state is at top speed and there is no course for alarm.
The State Commissioner urges the good people of Oyo state to collaborate and give credible information that can lead to the apprehension of criminal elements before the crime is committed.
Nwachukwu stressed that the Oyo State Police Command assures that maximum security measures has been emplaced in all nooks and crannies within and outside Ibadan metropolis to ensure hitch-free celebration during this Yuletide period and beyond.
The State Police Commissioner also through the press release issued a strong warning to all the commercial bike and tricycle riders in the State to desist from any act of arson and carnage.
He maintained that having observed and evaluated the futuristic trend of the dastardly acts evident in the killing, burning, and vandalization of policemen and facilities respectively during the EndSARS protests, called a meeting with the leaders of various Motorcycle and Tricycle Riders Association in the state on 25/11/2020.
The meeting which was a symposium to entreat leaders of the aforementioned associations to preach the existence of institutions responsible for ensuring justice and to discourage them from taking laws into their hands, civic obligations such as supporting the Police when the need arises with tangible information towards the preservation of law and order, prevention of crime and apprehension of offenders were topics worthy of note from this meeting.
One would have concluded the meeting was sufficient enough a drastic measure towards ensuring the breakdown of law and order is being brought to the barest minimum or at least is in no way connected to the aforementioned association, but the reverse is the case.
Investigation and intelligence gathering reveal that Idi Ogungun the first and the oldest colonial Police station in the Western Region of Nigeria, built-in 1926, that stood as a monumental site, and Agodi police posts were burnt and vandalized respectively on 24/11/2020 as a result of the rift between men of the Correctional service and bike men stationed at the bus-stop gate area, was the result of the collective efforts of both bike men and men from the gate spare part market despite all effort to put them to order by the policemen on ground who came only for the preservation of law and order and were in no way connected to the feud on that faithful day.
Consequent upon this, the Commissioner of Police, observed the turnout of the event with grave dismay and disappointment and has decided to issue strong warnings to bike men, tricyclics, traders, and artisans alike at the gate market and across the length and breadth of the state.
Whoever is found or linked with the commission or omission, direct or indirect resemblance to the dastardly act of brigandage and carnage to policemen, facilities, and properties of policemen will maximally face the full wrath of the law.