COMMUNITY POLICING YOUTH VANGUARD ATTACKS LOCAL GOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS
According to Comrade Adewale, while narrating the incidence to journalists stated that “Some members of the environmental task force and Neighbourhood Watchers were performing their lawful duty at Alakija, when some members of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard that was set up by the Area ‘E’ Commander, ACP Dan Okoro, came to attack them with dangerous weapons. What baffled me was that they even have the effrontery to come to the Local Government Secretariat with guns, machetes and bottles to attack me, inside the Local Government, while I was holding a meeting with the representative of Millennium Development Goals, Mr. Rotimi who has come from the Presidency.”
He further stressed that “what surprised me the most is that the police attached to Festac Police Station and Area E Command were just watching the drama, refusing to give us protection, and arrest the hoodlums.”
The Local Government boss noted that the Local Government would not give in to hoodlums, and once again reiterated his stand that the Community Policing Youth Vanguard set up by Area E Commander, ACP Dan Okoro should be banned, before hell is let loose in the Local Government.
It will be recalled that the same group also damaged and vandalized Local Government projects sign posts during the March 2014, environmental sanitation.