Following the reports of an alleged fresh crisis erupting in Ife and Modakeke communities on Sunday night, May 16, the Osun State police command has debunked the claims.
Opalola Yemisi, the police spokesperson in the state, clarified in a statement released on Monday that the local vigilantes guiding the area were on their routine show of force to alert the people of the community of their presence and assure them of safety.
The statement reads; “It has become increasingly necessary to keep you abreast of the incident that occurred in Modakeke last night, 16th May, 2021 and has been trending on the social media.
“I want to categorically state that, it was an erroneous believe that some people came to attack people from Famia axis.”
The news was fake and a blatant lie!
“The true situation as gathered is that; the local vigilantes guiding the area against thieves & hoodlums were on their routine SHOW OF FORCE like any other places, to alert the people of community of their presence & assure them of safety. But because of what happened recently, people became apprehensive, thinking they were under attack.”
He further reiterated the commitment of the police in ensuring that lives and properties are safe in the State.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Olawale OLOKODE, psc wishes to assure the good people of Osun of his unrelenting commitment to ensure adequate security of the state, which he is overseeing without any fear of attack or molestation.”
He therefore appeals to everyone to timely report any strange movement around them or anyone suspected to be of questionable character.
He urged everyone to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of insecurity.