Police Not Under Any Pressure to Release Murder, Kidnap, Robbery Suspects — Oyo CP - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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Oyo State Commissioner of Police,  Ngozi Onadeko has disclosed that the police are not under any form of pressure to release suspects or to avert justice in cases like murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

In a statement signed by the Command’s PPRO,  Olugbenga Fadeyi, Oyo CP insisted that it was not inclined to denial of justice stemming from any form of social influence or pressure.

The statement said Oyo Police Command had arraigned no fewer than three persons since March, for cases of conspiracy and murder, kidnapping and armed robbery.

It listed the cases of Commissioner of Police versus Abdulahi Yakubu Wakili, Commissioner of Police versus Lawal Oseni and Aliyu Oseni and that of Commissioner of Police versus Ayuba Tukur.

As contained in the statement, the case involving Abdulahi Yakubu is to come up on 17th May, that of Lawal Oseni and Aliyu Oseni is to come up on 19th May while that of Ayuba Tukur is scheduled for May 26.

The police said it was imperative for members of the public to assist the police in combating crime and criminality with credible information.

The statement read in parts:

“The Commissioner of Police Oyo State Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko wishes to state that the Command is not under any pressure to release suspects or to avert justice.”

“The Command will continue to discharge its duties in combating crime and criminality in the state, hence the need for all to retain trust in the Nigeria Police, disabusing their mind of any tenet of justice denial due to any form of social influence.

Members of the public are enjoined to continue to supply the Police with credible information and to be law-abiding.”

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