The Governor of Oyo state, his excellency Governor Makinde Seyi has said that the police is an essential part of the State, that “not every member of the police force is bad”
The Governor who explained this in a statement he made on Money via Twitter page advised the Nigerian police force not be carried away by the actions of hoodlums who pretended to be part of #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality.
“This afternoon, we visited the Eleyele Police Command Headquarters, Ibadan, to meet with members of the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force.
I stated that the police are a very important part of our community and acknowledged that not every member of the police force is bad. However, I said it is the professional conduct of the good ones that will win back the trust of the people.
“I encouraged them to look beyond the actions of thugs and hoodlums who hijacked the legitimate protests and unleashed mayhem on some members of the police force. Bearing in mind that the protesters even included them in their 5 for 5 requests by asking for better conditions of service for them.
“I said we should all work together to build a better society. That I support the protests does not mean I am against them. I am for the protection of everyone’s right, including the rights of policemen. And that we need their cooperation to ensure that arsonists and anarchists are brought to book.
Finally, I told them that the families of policemen in Oyo State who were unlawfully killed will be part of those compensated from the initial N500M Fund which we set up last week. May their souls rest in peace”. Makinde noted.