27th September, 2010
The Divisional Crime officer, DCO of Adekunle Police Division, Adekunle Yaba, Lagos,Â South West, Nigeria, DSP M.A Oloyede has appealed to criminals still masquerading asÂ political party supporters in the area to surrender their weapons or face the full wrathÂ of the law.
Oloyede told P.M.NEWS that some hoodlums who claim to be party supporters go aroundÂ breaking into peopleâ€™s houses, attacking residents and generally constituting a nuisanceÂ in the area. He warned such people to desist from such acts or leave the area.
He made the statement at a recent security stakeholders meeting convened by theÂ Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Adekunle Police Station with residents ofÂ Makoko.
He said the police is not affiliated to any political party and there is no law thatÂ permits anybody to own a gun without licence or other offensive weapons.
â€œI am using this opportunity to appeal to residents to give genuine information onÂ suspects in their neighbourhood as this is the only way the police can provide the muchÂ needed security,â€ he added.