Fayose berates removal of police, DSS chiefs
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has condemned the removal the State Commissioner of Police Mr Wilson Inalegwu and Director of Department of Security Services (DSS) Mr. Andrew Iorkwa at the same time without his knowledge.
Fayose who alleged that the redeployment of the two security chiefs had political undertone wondered why he was not informed as the Chief Security Officer of the state before they could be deployed out of the state at the same time.
A statement by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary Mr Idowu Adelusi said the governor was not averse to the Police and DSS performing their legitimate duties but warned against plan to undermine his office.
He, however warned the new officers posted to the state to desist from doing anything to undermine the security of the state.
He said, “If they are coming to do hatchet job, they should have a rethink. Ekiti is very peaceful, nobody should come and destabilise this state. These are part of their strategies for 2018 governorship election, but Ekiti people are ready to defend their votes.
Also, the Speaker of the Ekiti. State House of Assembly, Pastor Kola Oluwawole has condemned the removal of the two security chiefs saying that the act is to actualise the plan of the APC-led Federal Government to invade the House of Assembly and arrest the lawmakers indiscriminately.
He warned that Ekiti people and the lawmakers are fully behind the governor, adding that no human effort can break the accord.
However Ekiti Elders Unity Agenda has expressed apprehension over the posting of the Kastina State born Commissioner of Police Abdulla Chaffe and new DSS Director Mr Abdulfata Mohammed also from Katisa state to Ekiti state.
The Elders said the posting of the two men from Preident Mohammed Buhari’s home town cannot be a mere coincidence considering the role of Governor Fayose as leading voice of opposition in the country.
A release signed by its chairman Chief Oladapo Iwaloye and secretary Dr Opeyemi Alege said, “We have every sense of belief to suspect that their postings are to actualise some sinister agenda and to gag officials of the state government and probably heat up the polity to prepare ground for an emergency rule.
“Why is Ekiti the only target of reposting of security chiefs? Is it only Katsina indigenes that are in the police and DSS? The Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu, had barely spent three months in the state, so why the rush in redeploying him when the state is enjoying peace and crime-free?
“We wish to state categorically that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura (another kinsman of President Buhari), should be held responsible for any crisis in the state.