Former governor of Ogun state, Chief Olusegun Osoba has accused the Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, of covering up for hoodlums in the state.
He stated this on Saturday after casting his vote at his polling unit, Ward 14, Unit 15 in Ibara Housing Estate, Abeokuta.
Calling for his immediate redeployment, Osoba said events in the state have shown that Iliyasu is not competent to secure the state, referrng to the ugly incident that happened at the last APC presidential rally in Abeokuta where President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC leaders were pelted on stage.
Osoba said: “If he is competent, why is it that nobody has been arrested
more than two weeks after the APC rally in Abeokuta?
“His men overwhelmed those on the campaigh ground and should have rounded up all those from where the stones were coming from but no single person has been arrested in connection with the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo”
“I am saying this as an elder statesman in the state. He is a failure as Commissioner of Police in Ogun state.
“Every day, they are tearing the posters of the Commander -in- Chief and as Commissioner of Police, you have not done anything or arrested anybody.
“The man should get out of Ogun State. If anything happened today or anybody is injured or there is chaos anywhere, I will hold Iliyasu responsible for it.
“He should of his own volition asked be excused from the state.
“We are been provocated. We have no confidence in him.
“Why is Iliya been protected over and over again? He was given signal to leave, he didn’t leave! Is that discipline?
“We are not going to allow anybody to use him to condone indiscipline here”.
Osoba said he told President Buhari severally before the election that the police boss was covering up for hoodlums, then wondered why he had not been sacked.
“Who then is protecting Iliya? Must Iliya be Commissioner of Police here by force?” he querried.