Non-challance of Ibadan elders responsible for crime rates in Ibadan, says former police boss

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The former Assistant Inspector General of Police, Fatai Oladipupo  said the failure of some of Ibadan elders causes spate of insecurity in the metropolis as well as across the state and environs

Penpushing reports that Oladipupo stated this at the Ibadan Compound Sports Competition/Fiesta meeting held at Ilaji Hotels and Sports Resort, Ibadan, noting that security challenges in the land  wouldn’t have worsen to this stage  if the  Chiefs and Mogajis have done the needful by engaging unemployed youths in the town on dangers associated with insecurity.

The  former police boss, who was represented by CSP Akeem Adedeji pointed out that insecurity is the biggest challenges currently confronting Ibadanland, adding that this has caused damages to the land which hindered meaningful developments in the town.

Penpushing further reports that, Oladipupo, said  some leaders in Ibadanland are only interested about their selfish interest without considering interest of others, saying that poverty and unemployment is one of the factors responsible for insecurity in the town.

The former police boss pointed out that, crimes and criminality seems to be in vogue because majority of Ibadan youths are jobless with no means of livelihood which makes them become thugs and touts for politicians.

Penpushing also  reports that he however said that there is need to reduce poverty level among the youths, focus on economic developments, redirects youths from crimes and criminality, and address the issue of economic and social youths unemployment

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji in his remarks said that he is not happy concerning the problems, saying that there is need to involve all stakeholders at the grassroot to promote security in the land.

Penpushing reports that the  monarch noted that unemployment, laziness and lack of family planning as cause of insecurity in the land, calling on all heads of families (Mogajis) to rise up to the challenges and do the needful through different engagements like sports and other economic activities so that they can also be useful to themselves and their family

The chairman of the event, Chief Bayo Oyero in his remarks described the meeting as a good initiative, adding that it should turn to a yearly program and special committee should be set up for its continuation.

Penpushing further reports that the President General of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, (CCII), Chief Yemi Soladoye in his own speech explained that the impact of the council towards the development of Ibadanland is enormous, saying that there is need to find lasting solution to problem of unemployment  among youths in Ibadan metropolis.

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