Alaafin clears Air on Ago-Are Police Squadron
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has said that he has no bitterness against Gov. Seyi Makinde over the relocation of the Mobile Police Squadron 72, from Oyo town to Ago-Are in Oke-Ogun area of the state.
Oba Adeyemi who stated this when he received Makinde who paid him a courtesy visit in his palace said the location of the Mobile Command would not create disaffection between him and the governor.
The first-class traditional ruler said he welcomed the location of the Mobile base in Ago-Are, stressing that he would have written protest letter or visited the governor if he had any grouse against him over the squadron base location.
The Alaafin said that Oyo town had security challenges particularly hoodlums who were terrorizing the town and urged the governor to help address it while he assured the governor of his full support in all the administration’s programmes and policies.
Earlier, Makinde explained that his visit to Oyo town was for the inauguration of a rehabilitated primary healthcare centre within the palace premises and the flag off of the Oyo State Youths in Agric business situated in Awe town, in Afijio Local Government Area of the state.
On the controversy surrounding the location of the Mobile Police squadron 72 at Ago-Are, the Governor said there was never a time the squadron was located in Oyo town adding that the request made to the Inspector General of Police in September 2019, over the establishment of the squadron, was for Oke-Ogun area and not in Oyo town.