The Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams, has ordered full scale Investigations into billboards vandalism in the state particularly within Ibadan metropolis.
The state Police Command in a press statement by the Commissioner of Police, CP Adebowale Williams and made available to newsmen on Monday by the State Police Public Relation Office (PPRO) SP Adewale Osifeso, warned against any reckless act that may lead to breakdown of law and order.
According to the press statement, the Police boss reiterated the resolve of the state police command to leave no stone unturned towards ensuring provision of adequate security for lives and properties of all residents in the state warning against any act capable of creating breach of public peace.
The Oyo police statement reads: “The Oyo State Police Command under the Constructive leadership of CP Adebowale Williams psc (+) fdc wishes to reiterate its resolve to leave no stone unturned in its quest for the sustainability of the relative peace and tranquility enjoyed in the State.
“Consequent upon the above, the Commissioner of Police has ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Charge of the State Criminal Investigation Department to commence full-scale investigations into the alleged destruction of Party Billboards in some parts of the State over the Weekend by some unscrupulous and criminal minded agents of mischief and anarchy.
“To these end, Political Big wigs and other Stakeholders are hereby warned to put a leash on their overzealous loyalists and supporters who are driven by the ideologies of enforcing dominance and territorialism through needless aggression and violence.
“While appealing yet again to Parents , Guardians and leaders of varying degrees of influence to prevail on their wards against being used as Canon-fodder and destructive tools, the Command warns that anyone caught disturbing the peace or inciting violence through deeds or otherwise shall be decisively dealt with in accordance with relevant laws and statutes of the Federation.
“Lastly, the Good Citizens of Oyo State are encouraged to provide credible and timely information capable of nipping crime at the bud to the Police with the assurances of treating such with utmost discretion.
“In cases of emergency, the Command can always be reached through these emergency control room numbers: 615 (toll free) (OYO STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND), and Oyo State Police Command emergency lines 07055495413 and 08081768614. The NPF rescue me app is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and I phone users respectively.”