BY OLUWATOSIN IGHOTEGUONO 

THE ONDO STATE POLICE COMMAND SAYS IT WILL NOT MAKE THE STATE A SAFE HAVEN FOR CRIMINALS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE OCTOBER GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION.

THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, MR TEE-LEO IKORO STATED THIS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH POSITIVE FM NEWS IN AKURE.

MR IKORO SAID THE COMMAND WAS WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK TO ENSURE A CRIME FREE POLL AND WOULD NOT TOLERATE ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP WHO MAY WANT TO TRUNCATE THE PEACE BEING ENJOYED IN THE STATE EVEN DURING THE FORTHCOMING POLL.

MR IKORO POINTED OUT THAT ANYONE CAUGHT ENGAGING IN POLITICAL THUGGERY DURING PARTIES PRIMARY ELECTION AND CAMPAIGN ACTIVITIES FOR THE GUBERNATORIAL POLL WOULD BE MADE TO FACE THE WRATH OF THE LAW.

THE PPRO THEREFORE CALLED ON PARENTS TO CAUTION THEIR CHILDREN AGAINST BEING USED AS POLITICAL THUGS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE ELECTION.

ON THE ISSUE OF KIDNAPPING AND RAPE MR IKORO SAID THE POLICE WERE WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK TO ENSURE THAT ONDO STATE NO LONGER SERVE AS A SAFE HAVEN FOR CRIMINALS.

HE STRESSED THAT OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE COMMAND WERE PROACTIVE, URGING RESIDENTS TO ALWAYS REPORT STRANGE FACES AND EXPOSE SUSPECTED CRIMINALS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES TO ASSIST SECURITY AGENTS IN IDENTIFYING CRIMINALS SUCH AS KIDNAPPERS AND RAPISTS.

MR IKORO COMMENDED THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE FOR HIS EFFORTS AT ENSURING THAT THE CRIMINAL ACTS OF RAPE AND KIDNAPPING BECAME A THING OF THE PAST IN THE STATE AND ADVISED PEOPLE TO ALWAYS REPORT ANY ACT OF MOLESTATION TO THE POLICE FOR PROMPT ACTION.

 

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