Officials of the Oyo State Park Management System (PMS) have called on the state government and police authorities to investigate an alleged plot by some men to abduct the Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee of the PMS, Mr Mukaila Lamidi (also known as Auxiliary) on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
The PMS addressing the press through Mr Jimoh Tajudeen and Oluwatomiwa Omolewa, Deputy Chairman and Secretary of PMS respectively urged the government at the federal and state levels to investigate the matter so as to foil similar strategies that could be used elsewhere.
They explained that although the men claimed to be police officers from the office of the Inspector General of Police, Abuja, their immediate observation and interrogation proved otherwise as the men who came in mufty and an unregistered vehicle could not provide any evidence to support their identity claims.
Omolewa said “We were in our office yesterday (Monday), we suddenly saw about six men who stormed our office requesting to see the Chairman. But, as our men tried to interview them and enquire on their identity, our chairman overheard the conversation and asked that they be allowed to come him.
“Upon interrogation, they claimed that they are police officers from the IG office and that the IGP requested that our Chairman accompany them to Abuja immediately.
“We observed that they were not in police uniform and that they had no identity cards when they were asked to present it. As such, Chairman said he will not follow them to Abuja because they had no evidence to prove they were genuine police officers.
They also claimed that they had earlier reported to the CP and the Area Commander but were not attached with any officer from the Oyo state Command and those were the reasons that Chairman insisted that he would not follow them and we allowed them to go.”
Also speaking the Deputy Chairman, Disciplinary Committee, PMS, Jimoh Tajudeen while explaining the situation said “We didn’t see them as police men because they were not in any police uniform and the car they brought had no number plate on it.
“We didn’t also see any police officer in their company as an attestation to the claim that they had earlier reported to the CP.
“Their action could be interpreted as plans to either assassinate or abduct. And that’s how it happens everywhere.
“We want to use this medium to appeal to the federal and state government that the look into the matter.
“If not for the wisdom and security consciousness that was displayed by our Chairman, he would have just followed them despite not meeting up as security operative.
“We appeal to the Oyo state government to investigate the matter so as to nip in the bud the activities of such individuals. We urge our governor not to take this matter with levity because if such a thing could happen to our chairman, then it could have happened to anyone else.”