The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, yesterday received the new Commissioner of Police for Osun State Command, Olawale Olokode during which he made a passionate appeal to the police authorities to direct their officers and men to resume full operation nationwide.
In a release by his Chief Press Secretary, Alli Ibrahim, Oluwo lamented that the impasse created by the EndSARS protest had created a gap in the nation security,
The traditional ruler stated that the Police cannot be cowed, attributing the increase in crime rates to the absence of the law enforcement agents at strategic points.
While appreciating the Police for their tenacity, the Oluwo also tasked the federal government to release more fund to them to achieve better results. He, in addition, enjoined Nigerians to motivate, support and cooperate with them to reduce criminality in the country.
“The authorities of the Nigeria Police cannot be cowed. The impasse created by the EndSARS protest should not be allowed to jeopardize effective security. I want to appeal to the force to resume full operation to curb crimes and crime rates in Nigeria. Many criminals are taking advantage of the impasse to perpetrate crimes,” he said.
Oba Akanbi added, “I want to commend the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria led by President Muhammed Buhari for approving promotion for the officials of the Nigeria Police as I further charge them for more funding.”
In his reaction, the CP appreciated the support of Oluwo to the Police, saying he had been briefed by the Area Commander and the Divisional Police Officer of the facilitation and subsequent rehabilitation of the area command and the patrol car donated.
He called for further synergy between the station and the palace just as he urged citizens to help with information to curtail crimes in the state.
Joined Iwo Princes and Chiefs to receive the CP were the Onisara of Feesu, Oba Moshood Oparonke, Oloja of Agberire, Sunday Alajide and the Onisaji of Oke Isaji, Oba Alade Sabitu Akinade.