Alaafin furious over police handling of cases involving Fulani

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo has lamented over the way the Nigerian Police treated some cases involving some suspected criminals who are Fulani.

The monarch said some Fulani persons who were arrested for kidnapping and handed over to the police were released in controversial circumstances.

It will be recalled that one Wakili, an alleged notorious Fulani in Ibarapa area of Oyo State who was arrested and handed over to the police was released in controversial circumstances while members of the Odua Peoples’ Congress who arrested him were detained by the police and are awaiting prosecution.

While hosting the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abduraheed Akanbi, visited him in his palace, Oba Adeyemi said, “Nigeria is under a weak system. The system is no more working. Nigeria’s system of government is failing most especially on security. Security should not be under an exclusive legislative list.

“I’ve attended several fora where security issues were discussed and (where I) challenged our state governors. Security-wise, they are toothless. If the Inspector-General of Police orders for the release of a suspect, no state governor can reverse such order.

“We have put machinery in place and arrested many kidnappers who are Fulanis. We handed them to the police but many of them were later released. This calls for sober reflection.”

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