The collaboration between the Nigerian Police and the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in the South West has been described as a development that will yield positive result.
Hon Segun Dokun Odebunmi, representing Surulere /Ogo Oluwa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives made the remark on Saturday at a special gathering of the the National Coordinating Council of the OPC.
Odebunmi, who is the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientiation, Ethics and Value, however tasked the leadership of the OPC to ensure that the collaboration was smooth.
He said: “Security is about information and networking. The OPC members reside in the communities. With their involvement now, they will be able to embark on thorough surveillance to help the police tackle banditory and other crimes.”
While commending the South West governors and the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, for the recently held security summit, Hon Odebumi urged the governors to ensure prompt provision of logistics requirement and other forms of support needed for the security arrangements.
The federal lawmaker went on appeal to members of the OPC not to embark on jungle justice but to hand over suspects to the appropiate authorities.
In his own remarks, the National Cordinator of the OPC, Aare Gani Adams urged the OPC members to renew their charms and be ready to to work with police in combing the forests to fish out criminals in the region .
He expressed optimism that the group will work smoothly with other organizations for safety of lives and property in Yorubaland
He commended Hon Odebunmi for his commitment to his constituency and Ogbomosolan in general.