The Osun state police command has released a statement to deny claims of fresh crisis erupting in Ife and Modakeke communities in the state.
Earlier reports on social media had suggested that a fight broke out in the two communities on Sunday night, May 16.
However, in a statement released this morning, the state Commissioner of Police, Yemisi Olawoyin, said contrary to reports, the local vigilantes guiding the area against thieves and hoodlums were on their routine show of force like any other places, to alert the people of the community of their presence and assure them of safety. She said the residents of the community thought it was an attack on the community and became apprehensive.
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.
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.
SP OPALOLA YEMISI OLAWOYIN, mnipr.
For: The Commissioner of Police. Osun State Police Command,