Monday, June 14, 2021

AZ: 5250/OY/PPRO/ VOL. 4/125

PRESS RELEASE
RISING CASES OF FIRE INCIDENTS/ UNLAWFUL COVERING OF NUMBER PLATES

The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Shina T. Olukolu psc(+) have observed with dismay rising cases of fire incidents in Oyo State and wishes to advice all the citizens of Oyo State to be wary of these recent occurrences and the need to put stringent measures in place to forestall future occurrence especially during this harmattan season.

2. Consequence upon this, he therefore wishes to sensitize all the good people of Oyo State to endeavour to switch off all electrical appliances when not in use or when they are out of their various abodes, to prevent electrical upsurge and sparks that may eventually lead to fire outbreak and destruction of lives and property. He equally wishes to enlighten the citizens that pots and pans of frying oil can easily overheat and cause fire easily if the person cooking gets distracted, while portable heaters are better kept at least, some metres away from anything that could easily become inflammable such as furniture, curtains, laundry and clothing materials.

3. In another development, the Commissioner of Police have also observed with trepidation and unwitting criminal implication of the unlawful covering of vehicle number plates by some individuals or personalities in Oyo State in flagrance disregard/ disobedience to the laws of the land in spite of several warnings in the past. The Police authority in Oyo State is highly worried by this ugly trend, and have resolved to enforce the arrest of any individuals/ persons caught in this regards. As the spread of these act of lawlessness portends great danger to all and sundry in this era of Armed robberies and kidnappings.

4. He therefore wishes to warn all and sundry in Oyo State once again to desist from this unlawful practice as all the arrested offenders after this warning will be prosecuted.

SP. Fadeyi Olugbenga
Police Public Relations Officer
Oyo State Police Command

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