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By: Ade Adeleke
Following the reported escape of an arrested armed robber at Ikare Akoko and suspicious complicity of police in the act, the Ondo state House of Assembly on Thursday commenced investigation of the crime.
To this effect, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Undie Adie led top officers of the command to the Assembly’s complex in Akure to interface with the lawmakers.
Residents of Ikare had two weeks ago protested against the escape and demanded the removal of the Area Commander of the police in charge of the area, ACP Rauf Razaq.
Following the reported escape of an arrested armed robber at Ikare Akoko and suspicious complicity of police in the act, the Police Commissioner was summoned two weeks ago by the House, alongside the Area Commander in-Charge of Ikare Area Command and the Divisional Police Officers of Ikare and Irun Akoko.
Adie noted that the policemen were on the trail of the escaped robber adding that one of his accomplices had been tracked and arrested.
The Police Commissioner vowed that any of his officers who is complicit in the escape of the suspected robber would not be spared.
He pledged to collaborate with the Ondo State House of Assembly towards riding the state of crimes.
Speaking, the lawmakers commended the Police Chief for the noticeable improvement in security issues especially kidnapping along the notorious Owo/Akoko axis urging him to do more in order to sustain the tempo.
The lawmakers who spoke in turns drew the attention of the Police Commissioner to other thriving crimes such as cultism, rape, robbery among others.
They equally drew the attention of the Police Chief to the collaboration of his men in aiding and abetting crimes.
The session which had in attendance, other members,was presided over by the Majority Leader of the House, Honourable Jamiu Sulaimon Maito who represented the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Oleyelogun Bamidele David.
Responding, the police Commissioner pledged to do more in order to sustain the tempo of the current war against crimes in the nooks and crannies of Ondo State.
Adie called on traditional rulers, community leaders with useful information on perpetrators of crimes to feel free to approach his office adding that his dedicated lines are open to the public.
He equally promised to treat as appropriate, any concrete proofs against his men who aid and abet criminals.