Ajimobi Fortifies Security In Oyo State

Three Armoured Personnel Carriers and four Toyota Hilux trucks have been handed over to the Police and the Joint Security Task Force code named ‘Operation Burst’ to enhance the effectiveness of security officials in Oyo State.

While handing over the vehicles to the Oyo State Commissioner of Police Mohammed Indabawa and the Commander of the Operation Burst, Brigadier-General Laz Ilo, at the Governor’s Office, Agodi Ibadan, Governor Abiola Ajimobi, said that the vehicles are critical operational tools that must be provided for security operatives in the state.

He added that the peace currently enjoyed in the state is as a result of the dedication and relentless effort of security agencies in the state.

“I’ll like to assure you that the security of lives and property for which you have been working hard to secure will be supported by us fully, in terms of welfare, equipment, technology, and in terms of what I call commitment of the state,” He assured.

Oyo Police Command Reads Riot Act To Criminals In The State

The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command, Mohammed Indabawa says he is committed to a peaceful state as the command has put measures in place to curtail criminal activities.

Mr. Indabawa said this in an interview with Channels Television in the Oyo State capital, Ibadan, shortly after parading the suspect who burgled former governor Alao Akala’s residence in the city on 5th May.

The suspect, Francise Kadibuwa, a Benenois and cleaner at Mr. Akala’s residence confessed that he burgled the house and stole jewelery, shoes and cash in foreign currency.

Mr. Indabawa revealed that he has reintroduced stop-and-search operations to make passage difficult for criminals who come into the state with stolen vehicles from neighbouring states.

He maintained that anyone caught with a tinted glass car without permit will be arrested no matter how highly placed.

While blaming the recent attack on the former governor of the state, Rasheed Ladoja, on the failure of the Accord Party to inform the Police Command of its intention, the state police chief said that no public event will hold in any part of the state henceforth without permission from the command.

He also appealed to the people  to always volunteer information on any suspicious movement around them in order to rid the state of criminals.


Amaechi urges new Rivers Police Chief to build on peace and security

The Rivers State governor, Rt. hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has pledged his administration’s preparedness to continually assist the state police command to build on t peace and security.

Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi

Governor Amaechi was speaking when the new state commissioner of police, Mohammed Indabawa paid him a courtesy visit at government house, Port Harcourt.

Congratulating the new commissioner, he urged him to continue with the success report of his predecessor, Sulaiman Abba and bring his wealth of experience to maintain peace and security in the state.

Governor Amaechi also charged the new police boss to work hard to meet the expectations of the state government as well as that of the rivers people, he also urged him to perform better than his predecessor.

He adviced the new police boss to inculcate discipline among officers in the state police command, while appealing to him to take inventory of police assets in the state. The governor said it was necessary to give attention to the maintenance of police vehicles to enable them fight crime in the state.

“I have heard a lot about you. I have heard about your capacity in terms of operations and therefore I believe that you will continue from where the last commissioner of police stopped before he was promoted. We had a wonderful relationship with him; he was a very good commissioner of Police,” Amaechi said.

“If the stories we read about you are anything to go by, it is my belief that you would do same”, he added.

The rivers new commissioner of police Mr. Mohammed Indabawa had promised to use his available manpower and resources to fight crime in the state including internal corruption among the state police command.

While seeking for cooperation from the government and people of the state he commended the governor for his continuous assistance to the force.  But like the oliver twist, he further requested that the excellent relationship Governor Amaechi had with the former commissioner be extended to him for effective service delivery.

The new police boss who was accompanied by some top officers in his command also solicited the cooperation of members of the public to achieve his goals in making rivers state a crime free state.