By Rasheedah Makinde

The new Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Ayodele Sonubi has promised continuous robust policing and a peaceful environment in the state.

The commissioner, who has just been deployed to the Oyo State Command, made the promise at a news briefing at the Police Headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan.

Mr Sonubi was until his elevation as Commissioner of Police, was in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Iyaganku, Oyo State Police Command as the Deputy Commissioner of Police and succeeds the former CP, Mr Adebola Hamzat.

Mr Shonubi noted that he recognized the immense contributions and professional policing principles adopted by his predecessor who has been redeployed to the Counter Terrorism Unit, FHQ, Abuja, which had led to a solid structural framework for policing the state. 

The new commissioner said the command under his watch would continue to live up to its statutory responsibility of protecting lives and property without prejudice to background, orientation, philosophy, religion or association.

He called for continued support and promised that the command under his watch would not tolerate the existence of any criminal enterprise and would not also hesitate to identify, isolate and bring to deserved justice any person or group that may attempt to threaten the existing relative tranquillity in the state.

“Worthy of note is that, as part of the modalities emplaced at further securing the space, the Oyo State Police Command has further rejigged its security architecture to accommodate more actionable tools to clampdown on criminal elements through the adoption of a 5-step Action plan tagged “RACAI”; Robust Inter-Agency Collaborations with our Sister services; Amplified Community Policing engagements and Capacity-building for Police Officers through training and retraining; Advanced Intelligence & Technology-Driven Policing & Increasing layers of Supervision for our Officers & Men; Increased visibility Policing and Improved Response time to distress management, Mr Sonubi explained.


He assured the revered members of the fourth estate of the realm of a cordial Police-Media Relationship acknowledging them as worthy partners in the business of perception and image management. 

“On a note of Finality, the Oyo State Police Command under my watch shall operate firm and robust security architecture with the assurances of making the state unhabitable for all criminal and undesirable elements. On behalf of the Oyo State Police Command I look forward to formidable partnerships and strong collaborations with residents and all citizens in Oyo State”, the commissioner added.

Our correspondent reports that in cases of emergency, citizens are urged to reach out to the command through these numbers: Oyo State Call Response Center Toll-Free Line: 615, Oyo State Police Command Control Room Line(s); 08081768614, 09054133071 & 09061299291.

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