Oyo Police Refute Negligence of Duty Claims

…. Claim Hoodlums Terrorizing Alaafia Estate Fled when they saw them

The Oyo State police department has revealed that it responded to a distress call from residents of Alaafia Estate in Ojoo on May 31, 2021.

According to the police, a team of operatives was immediately dispatched to the estate to restore normalcy. They also stated that reports of the police not responding to frantic calls by residents of the estate are false.

The Oyo State Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso has also clarified that contrary to reports, they were at the scene when the incident happened and that the suspects fled when they became aware of the presence of police operatives.

The police spokesperson further revealed that aside from a hand-held gun, the police also recovered various exhibits, believed to be the property of Alaafia estate residents.

He said: “The command wishes to refute this news targeted at crippling the effectiveness of the police in that axis and the state by intimating the general public with facts of the incident as thus:”

“In response to a distress call received in the early hours of Monday, 31/05/2021 at about 0300hrs by residents of Alafia Estate, Ojoo area of Ibadan, a team of operational and intelligence assets were swiftly deployed to the area to restore normalcy.”

“On sighting the police, the hoodlums hurriedly fled the scene, leaving behind in the process, a pistol along with 3 (three) cutlasses and a bag containing both male undergarments and SIM cards suspected to be properties of residents.”

“Investigations are actively ongoing to apprehend the culprits and as well crackdown their criminal chain.”

“The Commissioner of Police wishes to assure the good residents of Alafia Estate and Oyo State as a whole that the Command will not relent in its mandate to provide comprehensive and adequate security coverage for all and sundry.”

“However, she enjoins all to imbibe the culture of providing the police with timely and accurate information useful in fueling the course of birthing a peaceful Oyo State of our collective dreams.”

Osifeso added that residents should save the following numbers: 078081768614 or 055495413 or the Oyo state emergency toll-free number; 615 and dial them in case of emergency to summon the police. He also added that the ‘NPF Rescue Me’ app is available for free download on various platforms.

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