‘What A Man Can Do A Woman Can Do Better’ – Ibadan Residents Praise Oyo CP, Ngozi Onadeko Over Improved Security


By Henry Odeh



‘What A Man Can Do A Woman Can Do Better’ – Ibadan Residents Praise Oyo CP, Ngozi Onadeko Over Improved Security



Residents in Ibadan have expressed their views over the security situation in the state describing the Oyo State Police Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko as a woman busy breaking men’s record in policing and setting new ones.

Sunrisebulletin.com correspondent visited some parts of Ibadan metropolis considered to be flashpoints of crime and violence prone areas including Iwo Road in Ibadan North East Local Government, Mokola in Ibadan North, Dugbe, Oke-Bola, Oke-Ado areas in Ibadan South West Local Government, as well as Akanran, Amuloko areas of Ona-Ara Local Government Area.

Some of the residents expressed their reservations when CP Onadeko was first posted to Oyo state as the first female Commissioner of Police and her ability to control crime and violent activities leading to criminalities in the state especially within some parts of Ibadan known to be hotspots of crime and violence.

Since the emergence of the present administration in Oyo state under Governor Seyi Makinde in 2019, no fewer than three different Commissioners of Police have held sway at the helms of Police affairs in the state.

Some of the residents who spoke with Sunrisebulletin correspondents explained that the security situation in the last two years has transcended from thuggery and hooliganism to banditry and kidnapping which they described as alien to the state and until recently the south west region of Nigeria.

According to some of the residents the EndSARS protest by Nigerian youths made situation a bit worse at some point as guns and ammunition found ways into wrong hands but we’re quick to commend the manner in which the Oyo State Police Command responded to the security crisis.

Mrs. Bukola Agunbiade, a Pharmacist and Medical Doctor who is the proprietor of Medicred Limited, in her remarks commended the new security operations of the Nigerian Police under CP Onadeko stressing that there is a gradual restoration of confidence in the minds of residents towards the Nigerian Police.

“Let me tell you, I was driving home along Dugbe last week and two of my car tyres got damaged so I got stuck at beside the road. I am talking of around 8:30p.m and I had to wait till my mechanic arrives to fix my car.

“He delayed a bit before he arrived but even when he did it took me until around 11:30p.m in the night before I was able to leave that spot and guess what? Before I could even panic different Police security patrols were going and coming so, that shows that our policing system in Oyo state has greatly improved.” She said.

Another resident who lives at Amuloko area of Ona-Ara Local Government and simply wants to called Abdul Hamid in his response cautioned politicians who he accused of using political thugs and hoodlums to cause unrest to desist stressing that every thug on the street has a godfather he’s loyal to.

He maintained that the security situation in Ona-Ara has greatly improved considering criminal activities emanting from ritualists, thuggery, and violence among commercial transporters saying that the Oyo State Police has justified the investment of Governor Makinde in the new security architecture of Oyo state.

“My brother let’s not deceive ourselves, security threats are of different types, there’s thuggery, hooliganism, and ritualists activities but you know recently we are now witnessing things like kidnapping and banditry everywhere but I can tell you that since this woman, the Commissioner of Police came to Oyo state things have changed for good at least now we can go to sleep with our two eyes closed.


Other respondents commended the gallantry of the Nigerian Police in Oyo state under the leadership of CP Onadeko in the face of multifaceted security challenges maintaining that even though there is no society that is absolutely crime free, the police boss has proved that what men can do women can do better.

He added that when security improves as it is in Oyo state today, it will impact on the police-people relationship in term of confidence and trust.

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