- The Sunshine Liberation Front (SLF) is calling for the sack of the Ondo state commissioner of police, Gbenga Adeyanju
- According to the group, Adeyanju's clandestine activities and hobnobbing with men of the underworld have remained questionable
- The SLF also asked the IGP to wade into the security issues in the state; further demanding to know the role of the governor in the rampant kidnappings in Ondo
A group, the Sunshine Liberation Front (SLF) has called for the immediate sack of the Ondo state commissioner of police, Gbenga Adeyanju, over “incessant kidnapping of innocent people in the state”.
According to Sahara Reporters, the group made the call in a statement issued in Akure on Wednesday, December 19, by its state coordinator, Comrade Akinyele Akinwale.
Legit.ng gathers that Akinwale pointed out that the cases of kidnapping in the state had become rampant; and stressed the need to review its security measures.
The SLF also demanded an explanation from Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, over the state's security votes budget.
The statement read: “The cumulative occurrences and investigations from individuals who have fallen victims of these kidnapping cases in the state suggest that there is a ‘ring of collaboration’ and connivance between these kidnappers and the top echelon of security agencies in the state.
“This is why we, Sunshine Liberation Front, are calling for the immediate redeployment of the commissioner of police in Ondo state, Mr Olugbenga Adeyanju, whose clandestine activities and hobnobbing with the men of the underworld have remained questionable.
“Adeyanju has allegedly been aiding and abetting criminals and their like minds, including hoodlums. A good example is that of NURTW thugs who recently staged an attack on some of the lawmakers of the Ondo House of Assembly and journalists who were only carrying out their duties as permitted by the Nigerian constitution.
“Another one is the police boss's deep relationship with internet fraudsters, popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’, who perpetrate all forms of evil in the state, including killing innocent young ladies for rituals, with little or no sanctions on their criminal activities."
According to the group, since his deployment to the state, Adeyanju has not only flouted the main rules guiding the Force, but also joined partisan politics by his close relationship with Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other politicians in the state.
Calling on IGP Idris Ibrahim to wade into the security issues in the state, the group demanded to know the role of the governor, who is the chief security officer of the state, on the rampant kidnappings in Ondo state.
The SLF also called for transparency in ensuring security in the state.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that sequel to the recurring spread of kidnapping in Ondo state, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Owo branch, ordered that no lawyer from the branch should defend any suspect accused of kidnapping activities.
To nip the nefarious activity in the bud, the NBA branch chairman, Tajudeen Ahmed, led a protest in Owo, the headquarters of Owo local government area of the state, threatening to sanction any defaulting lawyer.
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