The Oyo State house of Assembly has invited the Special Adviser to the Oyo State Governor on Security Matter, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Chairmen and Secretaries of Ibadan South East Local Government and Ibadan South Local Council Development Area and some heads of security agents to appear before it.
They are to meet with the committee of the whole house with a view to discussing the measures to take in curbing the menace of the armed robbers and other forms of insecurity in the state.
The lawmaker representing Ibadan South East Constituency II, Hon. Ademola Akeem Ige had moved a motion on the “Need to put an end to the incessant night robbery attacks on innocent citizens within Ibadan Metropolis.”
While presenting the motion, Ige, who was a council chairman, explained that the rate of robbery attack on innocent citizens of the state, particularly in Ibadan South East local government, in recent times was unprecedented, stressing that residents no longer sleep at night due to the action of the armed robbers.
He said that insecurity is gradually taken over Ibadan, the state capital, revealing that “many innocent souls, including two nightguards- Sulaimon Adekola and Mr Peter; a resident- Mr Delani; a community chairman who also doubled as vigilante chairman- Elder Bola Lawal (aged74) as well as a Police officer attached to Idi Aro police division, Sgt. Lateef Kazeem were killed during their operations at Ibuko (IMG School), Molusi, Olorunsogo, Molete, Keshinro, Onigari Adeyemo, Eyin Grammar, Felele axis and other locations.”
He further explained that apart from the people that were killed, others were equally dispossessed of their valuable belongings, ranging from substantial amount of money, mobile phones, electronic gadgets, among other property worth millions of naira.
According to Ige, “the gang moved and attacked residents in huge numbers with dangerous weapons and the security agents were unable to curtail them. It appears the Police are powerless or unable to stem their excesses as they always have a field day whenever they strike.”
To appeared with the aforementioned are the chairmen of the Police Community Relations Council (PCRC) and vigilantee group within the local government areas as well as Divisional Police Officers (DPOs).