The newly appointed Commissioner of Police for Ogun State, Ahmed Illiyasu, on Thursday formally took over control of the command, assuring that the peace and security of the state will not be compromised.
He visited the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, immediately after assuming duties at the command.
Mr. Illiyasu was appointed and posted to Ogun State following the promotion of his predecessor, Abdulmajid Alli, as Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 2, which covers Ogun and Lagos States.
The new police commissioner assured that he would show total commitment to maintaining peace and security in the state.
Mr. Illiyasu also commended the infrastructural drive of the governor, saying, “I was in this state four years ago and I know how it was, but what I saw when I came now is a radical difference. I can see a serious difference.”
Mr. Alli, who formally introduced his successor to the governor, said the new commissioner was very hardworking and a no-nonsense police officer.
The new AIG Zone 2 therefore warned hoodlums terrorizing the riverine areas of the state of an impending routing coming by the action of the new police commissioner.
“We won’t accept the present action of some criminal-minded people disturbing the people in villages near the waterways. I am issuing a red card to them. They should stay clear of Ogun State,” Mr. Alli said.
He declared that his priority as the AIG in charge of Ogun and Lagos states was “keeping our waterways safe for the people”.
Governor Amosun said the state won’t be a fertile ground for hoodlums and criminal-minded elements.
Mr. Amosun noted that the peaceful atmosphere prevailing in the state “won’t be surrendered to hoodlums and criminal-minded elements disturbing the people located at the coastal areas.
“I want to say Ogun State is still and would remain a no-comfort zone for criminals. We won’t accept what some people are doing in the riverine areas presently,” he said.
The governor praised the AIG for ensuring that Ogun remained peaceful, and saluted his professionalism and competence, stressing that the new AIG’s promotion was well deserved.
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