Police in Zone XI command have assured residents in Oyo, Osun and Ondo states that the activities of criminals particularly kidnapping would be effectively checkmated and those already apprehended will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police for the zone, Mr.Leye Oyebade gave the assurance during the week while speaking at the stakeholders meeting held in Osogbo, Osun state capital.
Oyebade who was at the meeting with the former minister of Health Professor Isaac Adewole and other stakeholders commended members of the public in the zone for collaborating with security agencies to restore peace and security to the zone.
He however thanked members of the Forum for their overwhelming support to the police while reiterating the commitment of the Zone at providing adequate security for the good people of the three states.
Chairman of the Forum, Barr Sola Ojutalayo, SAN earlier in his opening remarks ,commended members of the Forum for making out time to attend the meeting in spite of their busy schedule.
While also commending the AIG and officers and men for their efforts at fighting crime in the zone, he enjoined everyone to initiate ideas and mobilize resources in support of the police to enable them continue to provide quality service delivery.
In his remark, Prof Isaac Adewole praised the AIG and his men, noting that kidnapping along the expressways has reduced.
He however suggested the use of sniffer dogs to further fight kidnapping in the zone. He also promised to be an ambassador to champion the cause of the Forum.
Meanwhile, the AIG later held another meeting with owners and managers of petrol stations along the expressway whom he asked to be security conscious.
He charged them to carry out background check and bio-data of their staff particularly night guards adding that intelligence revealed that some of the guards employed at the fuel stations were involved in kidnapping activities.
AIG Oyebade solicites the support of the fuel stations’ owners and managers whom he advised to give useful information to the security officers all the time.