25th July, 2011
The new Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr. Moses Onireti has reitrated the commitment of the police to arrest the state Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Lateef Akinsola alias Tokyo and the union’s factional leader, Alhaji Mukaila Mukaila alias Auxiliary.
Onireti disclosed this while addressing journalists this afternoon.
He said he had officially resumed office today.
He declared: “Tokyo and Auxiliary have been declared wanted by the police and if one has nothing to hide, one should not fear. The two of them should come and we will treat them fine. If they fail to submi themselves, we will arrest them.”
He said he would act on the brief handed over to him by his predecessor, Alhaji Adisa Baba Bolanta, who noted that the two suspects were declared wanted in connection with the recent NURTW crisis in Iwo Road, Ibadan, during which many lives and property were lost.
Commenting on the check on people coming into the Command by the anti-bomb squad at the Command’s entrance and the lobby leading to the CP’s office, Onireti noted that the command is all the time on red alert.
He allayed the fears of the residents over the rumoured influx of Boko Haram terrorists into the state, saying that the security operatives in the state would not allow them to wreak any harvoc.
He called for the cooperation of the media to ensure that peace and security is guaranteed in the state.
He said: “I am here to work as a police officer. I am not here to compromise but to provide security for all and sundry.”
Onireti later paraded six suspected cult members arrested at Apete Area of Ibadan.
The police reported that the suspects were arrested around 10 a.m. during initiation in the bush.
But the suspects protested to the new commissioner that they were not cultists, stressing that those that arrested them were being unfair to them.
While most of them claimed to be workers others claimed to be students.
â€”Gbenro AdesinaÂ /Ibadan