By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
The Deputy Speaker, Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Mohammed Fadeyi has called on the State Assembly and the commissioner of police in the state to take drastic steps in addressing criminal activities in some parts of Ibadan metropolis and the state as a whole.
The call was contained in a motion of urgent public importance moved by Hon. Fadeyi during the House plenary.
Presenting the motion titled, “Urgent Need To Investigate Incessant Disturbances of Peace By Some Miscreants Withing Ibadan Metropolis And Oyo State As A Whole”, the Deputy Speaker noted that the development is becoming worrisome in the state.
According to him, “Mr Speaker and Honourable colleagues, the incessant disturbances of peace by some gangs such as “chop make I chop, lion base and others in places like Gbaremu, Ogbere, Oremeji, Idi Obi and others need urgent intervention in order to curb and address the problem to make peace return to the areas.”
Hon. Fadeyi in his resolve urged the Commissioner of Police to urgently direct officers and men of the police to return to their duty post at Gbaremu, Ogbere, Oremeji and other affected areas for peace to return to the areas.
In their contributions, lawmakers representing the 32 Constituencies in the state pledged their readiness to make personal commitments and sacrifices towards curbing rising insecurity around the State.
The Speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin in his ruling lamented the rise in cult groups clashes, kidnapping and other criminal acts, noting that it is not out of order if lawmakers should initiate and support security efforts in their constituency.
He said, “Let us take advantage of the season, go back to our various constituency, hold security stakeholders meeting and support both the police, Amotekun and other sister security outfits with affordable requests and resources needed to fight insecurity effectively.
“If our streets are not secured, we cannot talk of development, because no one will want to do business here. Criminals are not ghost, they live within us and all will need to do is to give support to security personnel to fish out these miscreants.
“We cannot hold arms and let things go worse. While the executive under the leadership of Governor Seyi Makinde continue making efforts on a side, we can as well compliment these efforts.”