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Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Lanre Bankole has commended the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun for his efforts at ensuring adequate and effective security of lives and properties across the State.
The Commissioner of police gave the commendation during a familiarization visit to Ilaro Area Command in Yewa-South Local Government of the state, pointing out that the Governor’s assistance has gone a long way in helping the force toward effective policing of the State.
“Sincerely, Prince Dapo Abiodun’s assistance to the police has really helped in the effective and adequate policing of the state. Mr. Governor’s good effort has also helped the state to remain most peaceful in the country and Yewa-South Local Government remains the most peaceful in the state”, he affirmed.
CP Bankole who said that his visit to the Area Command was to strengthen the relationship between the police and communities in the area, appealed to the well-meaning individuals and groups to assist the police in the area of logistics, stating that government alone could not do it all.
He implored law abiding people in the area not to put law into their hands whenever there is grievance, instead, they should report to the police with assurance that such matter(s) of disagreement would be effectively addressed.
While warning criminals in the area to have a rethink and desist immediately from their evil acts, CP Bankole assured that anyone who constitutes threat to the existing peace within the command would be dealt with in accordance with the law, assuring dwellers across the state of effective and qualitative security of lives and properties.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Area Commander in charge of the Ilaro, ACP Chris Adeyeri while appreciating the Commissioner of Police for the visit, pointed out that the Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle has always been assisting them especially in repairing of some patrol vehicles.
He enumerated some challenges facing the command to include dearth of manpower, as the existing ones were insufficient to cater for the security need of the area, need for provision of more logistics such as patrol vehicles, tier gas among others.
On his own, the Chairman of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC), Chief Safar Popoola while commending the Commissioner for maintaining peace in the state promised that the communities across the command via PCRC would not relent at giving necessary support to the area command.