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We Won’t Fold Our Arms — Oyo Police warns ALGON over Resumption Order

Following order by the leadership of the sacked chairmen and councillors of local government areas and Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, to its members to resume at their respective council headquarters, the Oyo State police command has reacted.

AZ: 5250/OY/PPRO/VOL.5/124 18th December, 2019

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PRESS RELEASE

RE: OYO ALGON DIRECTS MEMBERS TO RESUME DUTIES ON 18TH DECEMBER, 2019: AN APPEAL FOR REASON AS AGAINST EMOTIONS.

The attention of the Commissioner of Police Oyo State Police Command, CP. Shina T. Olukolu psc(+) has been drawn to a purported special announcement allegedly signed by the Chairman Oyo State ALGON, Hon. Abass Aleshinloye directing all the Executive chairmen, Vice-chairmen, Councilors, and Political appointees dissolved by the current Oyo State Government to resume duties in their respective offices in the Local Government councils today 18th December, 2019.

  1. The Commissioner of Police wishes to state that it is a legal maxim that results to self help in any circumstances is a receipt for chaos, lawlessness and unwittingly encouraging disturbance of public peace. Consequently, the Police wishes to reiterate that the Command will not fold its arms or stand by while any group of persons engage in acts that will lead to breach of peace or threat to peace and tranquility in the State. For the avoidance of doubt, it is the responsibility of the Police to protect lives and property, enforce law and order, arrest, investigate and prosecute offenders. Therefore, any persons or group of persons that takes any action that will lead to infraction must be ready to face the consequences of their actions. To the criminally minded individuals or social miscreants who may want to seize the opportunity to cause mayhem, they are warned to stay clear or face the wrath of the law.
  2. The Commissioner of Police therefore wishes to seize this opportunity to advice the parties concerned to allow peace to reign in Oyo State and pursue their grievances to its logical conclusion in the law courts.
  3. Consequently, all the peace and law abiding citizens of Oyo State are enjoined to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of molestation or threat from any individuals or groups. As adequate security measures have been emplaced to protect lives and property and also to respond promptly to any security threats from any individuals or groups who may be bent on disturbing the relative peace and tranquility being enjoyed by the peace loving people of Oyo State. SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga Police Public Relations Officer

For: Commissioner of Police Oyo State Command

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