There is an indication from the grapevine, that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has ordered the redeployment of the Osun State Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode.
Recall that there have been several incidents and petitions from different quarters on the alleged non-challant and lack of good management and coordination on the part of the Police Commissioner to coordinate and caution the excesses of his men in the State.
DAILY POST earlier reported that the Force Disciplinary Committee(FDC) began reviewing disciplinary cases leveled against 130 Senior Police Officers of the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police and above in order to determine their culpability or otherwise.
The high-ranking officers all over the country comprise two Commissioners of Police, three Assistant Commissioners of Police,11 Chief Superintendents of Police, 19 Superintendents of Police, 18 Deputy Superintendents of Police, and 77 Assistant Superintendents of Police.
A reliable source told DAILY POST, that Olokode was redeployed after a recommendation.
Recall that the Osun State Commissioner of Police was accused of superintending the shooting of a correspondent of The Nation Newspaper, Toba Adedeji on May 31 while covering a peaceful protest against police brutality in Osun State.
Wasiu Ajadosu, the Chairman of the NUJ, Osun State Council, in a press statement issued on the incident, reiterated his demand for immediate redeployment of Olokode for his inability to give security of lives and property of citizens in the State his priority, especially the journalists.
According to Ajadosu, the statutory obligation of the police in the State was terribly in the reverse order, adding that the leadership of the police in Osun has been compromised beyond redemption.