By OSENI YUSUF, Ibadan
Defaulters of restriction order in Oyo State will henceforth, be dealt with, to prevent the spread of the deadly CoronaVirus in the state.
The Oyo State Police Command PPRO, SP Fadeyi Olugbenga made this known in a telephone chat with our correspondent on Wednesday, saying, “Our men have been thoroughly warned and lectured, their deployment is not based to go and extort, they are to carry out their lawful duties and make sure they enforce and at the same time secure the lives and property of the people”.
SP Olugbenga also warned that any officer caught doing otherwise is doing that at his own peril.
“Violators of Inspector General of Police orders will be seriously dealt with in line with police regulations.
“We check officers by using a mechanism of routine check, where senior officers go round to see what the officers are doing and also see to the level of public compliance. Though encouraging, but still have some recalcitrants.
“Members of the public are advised to call our control room members been circulated in the public to complain any grievances,” he said.
It further said that in view of that, “Oyo State Police Command has been carrying out sensitization programmes to educate the public on the need to obey government directives and maintain law and order.
“Please stay at home, only people on essential duty are expected to be out”.
“According to the directives of the IG, we are not ready to retain people unnecessarily but we do arrest on Important purposes,” he added.
He however, enjoined the public to report officers violating them with a promise to take proper action but pleaded with the public to obey the rules and regulations put in place to collectively win the war against Coronavirus pandemic.
He assured that the Nigeria Police in collaboration with other security agencies are working hard to ensure a peaceful society.