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Gani Adams seeks redeployment of Oyo CP

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Says state volatile for a ‘gentle cop’
The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, has urged the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to redeploy the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko.

Adams said Oyo had become too volatile for such a ‘gentle cop’.

In a statement yesterday, Gani Adams also accused the state police boss of playing politics with sensitive security issues.

According to him: “The increasing rate of crimes perpetrated daily in the state can only be curbed by somebody that understands the terrain and technicalities of security-related issues.”

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Adams, who also blamed the CP over her roles in the protracted detention of the three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) that handed over the notorious kidnap warlord, Abdullah Iskilu Wakili to the police, flayed the police over murder and arson charges raised against the trio, saying that such cases are capable of destroying the trust reposed in the police.

“Last week, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, had expressed concern at the spate of insecurity in the state. Kabiyesi lamented that over 70 per cent of farmers in Oke-Ogun, Ibarapa and its environs could no longer go to their farms because of the fear of being kidnapped and killed by bandits and criminal Fulani herdsmen.

“From what Kabiyesi had said, it is no doubt that there is impending danger lurking around the state. If farmers couldn’t go to their farms, then there would be famine and shortage of food in the state.

“Oyo State is central to the progress and development of South-West. The state is blessed with 33 local councils and a landmass of about two states put together.

“So, such terrible situation will definitely affect the whole of the South-West,” he said.

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