SECURITY: Oyo CP, Onadeko Talks Tough, Warns Against Illegal Gatherings, Disturbance Of Public Peace


By Henry Odeh








The Oyo State Commissioner of Police CP Ngozi Onadeko has warned hoodlums, cultists, and street miscreants to desist from any form of illegal gathering or activities that can lead to breakdown of law and order in the State.

The state Police Command in a signed press statement signed by the State Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) DSP. Adewale Osifeso on Wednesday 6th of July and made available to sunrisebulletin said that this warning is based on credible and duly processed intelligence gathered by the state Police Command.

According to the police press statement, intelligence gathered has revealed that some hoodlums and other cultist groups have finalized preparations to adopt and celebrate the 7th of July, 2021, otherwise referred to as “7/7” with retribution among rival gangs and large-scale violence in the State.

A copy of the statement made available to Sunrisebulletin at a very early hours of Wednesday said, “In view of this, the Commissioner of police CP Ngozi Onadeko, fdc is issuing a strong warning to any person(s) or group under any of these categories with the intent to scuttle the relative tranquility enjoyed in the State to shelve such plans as the Command would not sit in docile stupefaction while hoodlums have a field day.

“Consequently upon this, the Police Command, in collaboration with sister security agencies will clamp down heavily on organizers, leaders and progenitors of such sinister plans whose aims are targeted at triggering needless episodes of retributions, bloodletting and destruction of innocent lives and properties.

“In furtherance to the above, the Commissioner of Police wishes to assure the good people 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.

“To this end, Parents, guardians and persons of influence are advised 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.

“Also, Hoteliers, Proprietors of lounges and other recreational facilities are advised against consenting to the use of their facilities/properties to aid cult related activities as 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 wishes to urge 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 .

“In cases of emergency, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614. The NPF rescue me app is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users respectively,” the statement said.

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