The Oyo State Police Commissioner, Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, said any policeman/officer who does not adhere to the ideals of the Inspector-General, Solomon Arase, should resign or be prepared to be sacked.
The new commissioner, who reported for duty yesterday, also served quit notice to criminals in the state.
Oyebade issued the warning after the immediate past Commissioner, Mohammed Katsina, handed over to him at the Eleyele headquarters.
The new police commissioner, who addressed officers and men of the state police command, said the Inspector-General has a vision of a new police force that is accountable to the people and carries out its constitutional duties with the fear of God, a human face and high level of professionalism.
According to him, “since becoming the IGP, he has left no one in doubt about the direction of the Nigeria Police Force, a new vision and dynamism has been introduced. The core values of discipline, hardwork and ethical conduct have been placed in the front burner. We now have a charge to uphold the best practices in the discharge of our professional duties. Policing today is too important to be left for policemen and policewomen alone, adding that it is a collective responsibility.’’
Oyebade assured the officers and men of the Oyo police command and the people that he will improve on the achievements of his predecessor, who he described as one of the best and brightest officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
Earlier, Katsina, had in his valedictory address, urged officers and men of the state police command to give maximum cooperation to the new commissioner.
Oyebade in an interview with journalists served quit notice on criminals in the state. “It is better for all criminals or intending criminals to leave this state before it is too late, alternatively they will meet their waterloo in due course.”

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