- The acting IGP, Usman Alkali Baba has been urged to redeployed Oyo state, Ngozi Onadeko
- Ibas Gani Adams made the call on Thursday, April 15, in Lagos
- Adams said that the security issue in the state is beyond CP Onadeko
Iba Gani Adams, Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, has again urged the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, to urgently redeploy the Oyo commissioner of police, Ngozi Onadeko, for effective security of the state.
Iba Adams made this known in a statement by his special assistant on media, Kehinde Aderemi, and seen by Legit.ng, on Thursday, April 15.
The Aareonakakanfo, played host to a delegation of all Ibarapa indigenes led by the chairman of Ibarapa hunters in Oke-Ogun, Alhaji Bilau Dare.
The meeting held at the Omole phase 2 residence of the Aare Onakakanfo was in swift response to the growing spate of insecurity in Ibarapa and its environs.
Speaking after the meeting, Adams, said the meeting was to respond to the various security challenges in the area, adding that the delegation came to give an update on the security situation in Ibarapa and its environs.
He expressed displeasure at the way the Oyo state CP handles the security situation in the state, saying that the reports at his disposal indicate that the Fulani herdsmen are still on the rampage in the entire Oke Ogun axis.
Adams said the call for the redeployment of the CP became imperative in order to forestall further crisis in the area.
The Yoruba leader said:
"From the reports available to me today, I think the call for the redeployment of Oyo CP is long overdue. It is long overdue because nothing seems to have changed since the kidnap kingpin, Iskilu Wakili was arrested and handed over to the police.
"It is sad that nothing has really changed. Up till today, cases of kidnappings and killings still continue unabated. That is to show that the CP has lost grip of the state. I said the other time that Oyo state is too volatile for a gentle cop and everybody can see it now that the police boss cannot handle the security situation of a crisis-prone state like Oyo, where crimes rate on a daily basis are very high and ridiculous."
The chairman of hunters in Ibarapa, Alhaji Bilau Dare, said the group came to visit the Aare Onakakanfo in order to find a lasting solution to the security situation in the state.
The Ibarapa hunter boss expressed disappointment at the spate of insecurity in Oke Ogun, stressing that killings and Kidnappings in Ibarapa and its environs are getting worse daily, lamenting that he lost his younger brother, Mufutau Babarinde recently as a result of herdsmen attacks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that three members of the Oodua People's Congress (OPC), who reportedly took part in the arrest of a suspected kidnapper, Abdullahi Wakili (Iskilu Wakili), were remanded in prison.
It was reported that the remand order was issued by an Iyaganku chief magistrates’ court against the OPC members who are facing charges of conspiracy, murder, and arson.