Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Samuel Adegbuyi, said the state Police Command would arrest the suspected attackers of a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Prof. Olufemi Bamiro.
Adegbuyi said this on Thursday in Ibadan at the inauguration of a Communication House, Repeater Stations and Walkie-talkies donated to the command by the Oyo State Security Trust Fund.
Bamiro, who was shot on Tuesday in Ibadan, is presently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital, .
Adegbuyi said that the hoodlums that attacked the ex-VC could only run but would not be able to hide from the long arm of the law, assuring residents of continued safety.
“And let me use this opportunity to inform the people that those behind the recent attack on the former VC (Bamiro) will soon be arrested and brought to justice. We are on their trail. They will not escape from our dragnet,” he said.
The commissioner commended Gov.Abiola Ajimobi for what he called, his “morale-boosting gesture” to the police and other security agencies in the state in the last five years.
“Let me restate the preparedness of the officers and men of the command to join hands with the governor in sustaining his efforts targeted at securing lives and property across the state.
“We thank the governor and promise to make effective use of the equipment and edifice in combating crime and criminalities in Oyo State.
“The items inaugurated today can be just little among other assistance that have been rendered by Oyo State Government through the Security Trust Fund to improve security of our people,”he said.
The police boss assured law-abiding residents of the state of continued safety, saying, “we will not allow hoodlums any breathing space in any part of this state”.
Gov.Ajimobi, who was represented by Mr Segun Bolarinwa, his Special Adviser on Security, assured residents of the state of the continued commitment of his administration to the sustenance of peace and security, as well as an enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
He said that the latest gesture of the state government was in the furtherance of the administration’s cardinal objective of restoration of law and order.
“This gesture is in realisation of the present administration’s efforts on peace and security.
“The structure here, which used to be a dilapidated porter’s cabin, has now been rehabilitated to consist an office, conveniences and communication room.
“We are confident that the command will make judicious use of the equipment,” he said.