Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams has said the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko, is too gentle to handle the security situation in the state.
Adams, in a statement signed on Sunday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, said Onadeko is playing politics with sensitive security issues, calling on the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to redeploy her and bring a sterner CP to the state.
The Aare Ona Kakanfo alleged that most of the killer herdsmen and kidnappers apprehended in the Ibarapa area of the state have been released by Onadeko, stating that they have gone back to resume their criminal activities in the area.
“Last week, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, expressed concern at the spate of insecurity in the state.
“Therefore, I am appealing to IGP Adamu and the police service commission to redeploy the Oyo CP, who according to my finding is too slow and biased, especially, on sensitive security issues.
“The Oyo state police boss had released many of the kidnappers apprehended by the OPC and other local security operatives and they have returned to their base to perpetrate more crimes,” Adama said.
He also called on Governor Seyi Makinde to cooperate with the IGP to secure the state, saying that intelligence reports at his disposal indicate that kidnappers are already taking positions at Ibarapa area of the state.
“I want to also urge Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State governor, to cooperate with the IGP in ensuring that the state is safe for all and sundry because from the reports at my disposal, kidnappers are now returning to Ibarapa, because they know that with such a gentle cop as commissioner, they can easily get away with any crime committed in the state,” he added.