- The police command in charge of Oyo, Osun and Ondo have spoken on its readiness to tackle crimes in the states
- Leye Oyebade, the assistant inspector general of police in charge of the state said that the command now has new technology to aid arrest of criminal along the Ibadan-Akure road
- Oyebade called on residents to help the police with helpful information to combat crimes and arrest criminals
Leye Oyebade, the assistant inspector general of police in charge of Oyo, Osun and Ondo on Wednesday, May 8, said the command now has the technical wherewithal to aid the arrest of all sorts of criminals who have the Ibadan-Ilesha-Akure road as their domain.
Oyebade urged residents in the states to supply the police with intelligence information on the activities of criminals for decisive and proactive procedures.
As to what he has put in place to track and eliminate crimes like kidnappings, robberies and killings, the police chief said: “If one incident happened, you don’t use the word incessant to say it is now a terror zone. I won’t take that submission.
"We have gone on that road. Crime is dynamic and we have to up our games. We have got more technical support and we have got more technical platforms to apprehend these criminals that have been disturbing us.
“So, we want the cooperation of members of the public. This is what we are soliciting, and that is what we are getting.
"In all areas, we know that we will deal with heinous crimes to be able to achieve the desired result of getting minimum problems or challenges in terms of our ability to curtail crimes in this zone."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) on Wednesday, May 8, advised against the creation of state police as a solution to the rising cases of insecurity in the country.
Ibrahim Olaniyan, the nation vice chairman of the police committee gave the strong warning during an interview with newsmen in the Ado Ekiti.
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