By Tola Gbadamosi & Michael Ofulue
The new Commissioner of Police in Ondo State, Oyediran Oyeyemi, has assured that the command will work with all legally constituted security agencies in the state to ensure
people sleep with their two eyes closed.
While assuming office on Monday, the police Chief declared this at Police headquarters, Igbatoro road, Akure, the state capital, that he was in the state to ensure the peace and security of the people.
He said the command would work with recognized security agencies in the state within the ambit of the law.
Oyediran who had undergone training in war against kidnapping and terrorism in the United States of America, charged Nigerians to be patient, saying kidnapping, banditry and terrorism would be over before long judging by efforts of the Federal Government in tackling the menaces.
He called on the people of the state to avail the Police and all appropriate security agencies information on suspicious movements in their areas for immediate intervention.
According to him, “We need the support of everyone in the state to fight crime. I assure you that you will sleep with both eyes closed.
“I am ready to work with all stakeholders that will make Ondo State safe. We are ready to work with other security agencies under the law.”
Speaking on the human right abuse being perpetrated by some officers, the commissioner said the rate of the incident has dwindled.
He explained that the formation would continue to lecture and retrain officers from time to time to stamp out the incident.
“Giving human right abuse by our officers a critical look, you would obverse that the rate is on the decrease.
“But we will continue to lecture and retrain them till this becomes a thing of the past.,” Oyediran said.
Meanwhile, about 20 bags of Cannabis Sativa also known as Indian hemp, confiscated by men of the State Police Command have been handed over to the authority of the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency NDLEA in the state.
The substance was recovered from operatives of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID in Akure.
The bags which were carefully arranged were intercepted and recovered by the police, while the suspects escaped arrest and abandoned the illicit consignment.
According to reports, the consignments which were running into millions of naira were transferred to the authority concerned for further investigation.
A competent police source who confirmed the development said the suspected cannabis were intercepted and police had concluded their investigation and have to hand over the case to the appropriate authority of NDLEA for more investigations.
He, however said, the police have been working collaboratively with authorities of NDLEA in a bid to rid the state off illicit drugs.