Thursday, 9 March 2017

Arrest miscreants terrorising Oyo, Ajimobi urges new police boss

Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has urged  Mr Abiodun Odude,  the new Commissioner of Police  in the state,  to arrest the miscreants threatening the peace of  the state.
The governor  made the plea  on Thursday in Ibadan while receiving Odude in his office.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Odude took over from Mr Sam Adegbuyi  who retired recently.
Ajimobi said a group of miscreants had connived with some suspected members of the NURTW to harass and extort money from contractors working on new road project sites.
“These miscreants have been terrorising our contractors working on the roads. We will not fold our arms and watch people take the laws into their hands.
“I want the police to ensure that these miscreants are arrested. The police should help nip thuggery in the bud,’’ he said.
The governor noted that majority of the miscreants in the state were known, calling on the police to support and encourage community policing.
Ajimobi  also stated that it was easy to achieve peace in the state if preventive measures were adopted,  adding that peace and security remain  the focus  of his administration.
He also alleged that some policemen in the state had aided and shielded miscreants from being arrested, urging the police boss to fish out the bad eggs within the command.
“I believe that the command under your leadership, from the information gathered, will add value to the security of the state.
“Oyo State today is a peaceful state unlike the way we met it when we assumed office. Let me assure you that we will support you,’’ he said.
Earlier, Odude said that his visit to the governor was to solicit his support during his stay.
The commissioner said that the command had in the last one week arrested seven suspected kidnappers and  19 armed robbers  and had also  recovered seven vehicles.
“Some of these armed robbers were arrested in Oyo, Kwara and River states,’’ he said.



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