Kindly permit me a space to air my views on happenings in Osun State concerning the activities of men of the police force but first let me commend your team’s effort at ensuring that the people are well informed.
These days, I wonder whether there is still a commissioner of police in the state.
Last month, the police in Ede arrested a woman accused of stealing in her friend’s house and instead of taking her to court for prosecution, the mother of a new-born baby was allegedly killed by the police.
Up till now, nothing has been heard concerning the perpetrators of the acts.
Two weeks ago, the police in Osogbo, at Ata-Oja Police Station detained a mechanic that went to their station to report his stolen tools. The police denied him bail, when his relations visited their station, only for them to turn around later in the day and informed his relatives that he had hanged himself in their cell.
During the week, men of the Eagle Squad of the in the state invaded Gbongan town in a manner that reflected the police as lawbreaking agents rather than law enforcement agents.
The same thing goes for the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as they present themselves like notorious bandits instead of a disciplined elite corp.
I think somebody needs to remind the Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Moronike on the need to wake up and be responsible. He should leave executive duties for Oyinlola and Moronike should realize before it’s too late that his roof is on fire. He should better take care of his problem before the fire consumes his entire house.
The Assistant inspector-General of Police, Zone 11, should endevour to intercede on behalf of the people. He should not forget the constitutional responsibilities of the force; he should call the men of the Eagle Squad and SARS to their senses, let them realize that the force is not meant for thugs but disciplined minds, who are willing to lay down their lives in service to their motherland.
I believe the force needs to address the issues of detainees mysterious death in their cells if they want to gain the confidence of the teaming populace of Osun State.