Olugbenga Adeyanju, the new Commissioner of Police redeployed to Ondo State, assumed duties on Tuesday.
After meeting with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Akure, Mr. Adeyanju addressed reporters and vowed to tackle sources of insecurity in the state. He said the police would work with other security agencies in the state to address herdsmen attacks, kidnapping, cult-related violence, and other threats to security and peace in Ondo State.
A SaharaReporters correspondent reported that the nefarious activities of the herdsmen have become a particular source of concern to community leaders in the state following numerous attacks on farmlands.
Mr. Adeyanju, who is the 39th police commissioner posted to Ondo State, promised that the protection of lives and properties against attacks would be his major priority.
The new police boss solicited the assistance of residents in the state to help the security agencies nip in the bud all crime-related issues in the state, including armed robberies, kidnapping and cultism.
“So, for those sponsoring crimes, they should get ready for a battle with the police and other security agencies in the state because it will not be business as usual,” Mr. Adeyanju declared.
He vowed not to tolerate any form of indolence among the rank and files of officers in the state while assuring that he would operate an open door policy with members of the public to tackle crime.
He also promised to improve on the existing structures of his predecessors and initiate policies that would help reduce the rate of crime throughout the state.
Mr. Adeyanju took over from Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, who has been promoted to the position of an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
The new police boss was among the eleven officers that were elevated from the position of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) to the Commissioner of Police (CP) in February by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.
Mr. Adeyanju previously worked as DCP at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti in Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos State.