…Reiterates Commitment to Protection of Lives & Properties
The Commissioner of Police, CP Ngozi Onadeko, has issued a strong warning to any person(s) or group with the intent to scuttle the relative tranquility enjoyed in the State, to shelve such plans as the Command would not sit and watch, while hoodlums have a field day.
This is coming on the heels of credible reports by the Police Command’s intelligence apparatus that some hoodlums/ Cultists have finalized preparations to adopt and celebrate the 8th of August, 2021, popularly known as “8/8” with retribution among rival gangs and large-scale violence in the State.
A Press release signed by the Command’s PRO, ‘Wale Osifeso, noted that the Police Command, in collaboration with sister security agencies is set to clamp down heavily on organizers, leaders and progenitors of such sinister plans whose aims are targeted at triggering needless episodes of bloodletting and destruction of innocent lives and properties.
“The Commissioner of Police has assured residents of the State of a comprehensive security coverage which includes an increase in its inteligence ,operational and tactical apparatus through visible patrols and intelligence driven stop and search across the length and breadth of the State”, it read in part.
She therefore urged Parents, guardians and persons of influence to caution their wards and proteges to refrain from any unlawful gathering or assembly with intent to breach the peace of the land as the State Police Command will arrest and prosecute violators.
The CP also appealed to Hoteliers, Proprietors of lounges and other recreational facilities not to consent to the use of their facilities/properties to aid cult related activities, adding that owners of such facilities are liable for prosecution as well.
While expressing confidence in the measure of proactivity already in play, the Commissioner of Police urged all and sundry to remain law abiding and vigilant enough to report any suspicious activity to the Police command or nearest Police formation, and to go about their businesses without the fear of harassment or molestation from anyone .
The Command therefore said members of the public can reach it through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614.
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