Abiodun Receives New Ogun Commissioner of Police...Says Drones Acquired To Tackle Criminals - EDU-BIZNEWS


Saturday, April 29, 2023

Abiodun Receives New Ogun Commissioner of Police...Says Drones Acquired To Tackle Criminals

Governor Dapo Abiodun, says his administration has acquired security drones to monitor and check criminal activities, particularly along the major highways across Ogun State  

The governor stated this while receiving the new Commissioner of Police, Yomi Oladimeji,who was on a courtesy visit to his office in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, the state capital

"Recently, we have acquired drones to allow us monitor, particularly, the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and other major highways so that we can identify threats and respond to them with dispatch", Abiodun said.

"CP Oladimeji, you have your job cut out for you. We have in the past had farmer/herders crises, and we are facing issues of cultism that  continued to be on the rise, which we find very strange"the governor added.

"There are issues of kidnapping here and there but I must thank the men and women of our law enforcement architecture including the police, DSS, the military, Civil Defence and other members of our security architecture for the hard work that has earned us the enviable title as one of the most peaceful States in Nigeria", he noted.

The governor said Ogun as a state with the highest number of industries and also serving as the education and religious capital, it was expected to have an influx of people with its attendant challenges, adding that the desire of his administration was to have a crime-free society to attract more investors to the state.

He observed that despite numerous challenges facing the country, the state has remained peaceful, attributing the feat to the inter-agencies synergy among heads of security agencies.

The governor appreciated the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Usman, for the warm reception he received when he visited the IG to intimate him on issues of cultism and kidnapping that has plagued the state in recent time and for always deploying reputable and capable officers as Commissioners of Police to the state.  

Abiodun added that deployment of a water cannon and Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), by the IGP, would help in tackling crimes and criminalities in the state.

He described the new CP as a round peg in a round hole, a legal practitioner who is vast in judiciary and security matters, adding that his many years of traversing the nation as a police officer has prepared him for the task ahead.

He urged him to tap into his wealth of experience as someone who has the knowledge of the state terrain, to not only sustain the enviable record of his predecessors, but to surpass it by working with other security chiefs, to rid the state of crimes and criminalities.

Earlier in his remarks, CP Oladimeji explained that the mission in the state was to protect the lives of law-abiding citizens to enable them to enjoy the fruits of their labour.

"We will be tough on criminals and friendly with law-abiding citizens. I want to assure the governor and the citizens that we will not rest on getting rid of criminals out of Ogun State. All we need is cooperation of the people and assistance from the government, "the CP submitted.

Left: New Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command, Yomi Oladimeji being received by the State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Friday 

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