The Oyo State Police Command have announced the arrest and conviction of a muslim cleric, Alfa Ahmed Atidade, 28, who harassed her operatives during a stop and search routine check in Ibadan.
The state command in a release made available to newsmen by the Oyo Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dewale Osifeso; maintained that the cleric who claimed to be a son to popular Ibadan cleric, Sheikh Olore was arrested after assaulting policemen on the Ibadan Expressway.
The command in the release wrote: “On Saturday 4th February, 2023, while on stop and search duty along Ibadan Express Road, Oyo State, one Ahmed Atidade ‘m’ 28YRS assaulted and threatened to kill the police Officers who stopped his vehicle for routine checks and questioning. He was subsequently arrested and charged to Court on Thursday 9th February, 2023.
“We shall not allow any individual to undermine and ridicule our officers and, by extension, our policing system in Nigeria. We have a lot of responsibilities as citizens of this country to respect our law enforcement officers who work day and night to ensure the security of our nation.
“We will do everything possible to defend our officers who carry out their duties diligently and legally from being harassed or attacked by any individual or group of persons.
“CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, mnipr, mipra, Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja,” the statement added.
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