Deputy Inspector of Police inspects Oyo State Security Installations
By Haruna Gideon
Following the directive by the Inspector General of police, Ibrahim Idris for all Deputy Inspector General of Police to visit their respective geo-political zones within two weeks, the Supervising Deputy Inspector General of Police, Southwest geo-political zone, DIG Foluso Adebanjo began his tour of the Oyo State security installations.
While briefing journalists today, Adebanjo noted that the Nigerian Police would no longer tolerate any of its officers who violate the laws through unjust harassment of innocent citizens.
“I am speaking to all officers on the need to respect the human right of all Nigerians, the law would no longer protect any citizen who decidces to violate the rights of any innocent citizen.
“The fact that you are putting on a uniform doesn’t give you a right to attack any citizen unjustly, therefore anyone found guilty will be dismissed and charged to court”, he said.
Adebanjo who lauded the efforts of the government in its renewed fight against criminal activities within the Federation, stressed the need for the government to engage more man-power in the renewed efforts against crime
“We know the force has shortage of man power and for that reason the federal government has approved recruitment of more hands in the force, this I believe would help the force immensely,” Adebanjo said.
Also speaking at the inspection, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Moses Adeyemo, urged the police to collaborate with other security agencies to end the cases of farmers-herdsmen clashes in some parts of the country.
“I am appealing to you the police to make sure that these clashes don’t extend beyond what we have now to prevent any ethnic problems amongst Nigerians” he said.
Ajimobi restated the continued support of the state government to all security outfits in the state to ensure the security of lives and property of the people.