It seems there is no end in sight in the destructive and nefarious activities of the Community Policing Youth Vanguard that was set up by the Commander of the Area ‘E’ Police Command, Dan Okoro, an Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Members of the group were allegedly seen attacking council officials, members of the council’s Neighbourhood Watch of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area at Alakija.
The council chairman, Comrade Ayodele Adewale, reportedly missed death by the whiskers in the attack.
According to Comrade Adewale, while narrating the incident 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 (MDGs), 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 project sign posts during the March 2014, environmental sanitation.