Onitiri Takes Charge As Oyo Police Boss


The new Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Moses Onitiri has officially resumed work at the state Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.

Onitiri is from Ogbomosho, the home town of former governor of the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala.

He was receieved yesterday by the outgone state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Adisa Baba Bolanta.

For about three hours, Onitiri had a closed door meeting with Bolanta and other top police officers in the state.

However, at exactly 1:30p.m., Bolanta left the command as some police officers broke into tears.

The ever smiling Bolanta, who has been posted to Sokoto State, in a chat with some police officers said that they should see his posting as God’s plan for the best.

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He said that policemen and women should always be prepared to work in any part of the country and urged police personnel to continue to give the nation their best.

Bolanta, however, noted that he served the people of Oyo State in good faith, adding that if given opportunity again, he would take some of the decisions he took while in the state.

He urged the government of Oyo State to tackle the issue of National Road Transport Workers (NURTW) headlong if the state wants peace.

Bolanta further noted that once NURTW is removed from politics in Oyo State, peace would reign.

He also thanked the media for their support, stressing that in spite of their shortcomings, the nation has some of the best journalists in the world.

—Gbenro Adesina/Ibadan

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