The Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, CP Adebowale Williams, has met with members of the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), over the means to maintain solid relationship and peace in the state.
The commissioner met with the leaders and members of ACOMORAN on Wednesday, in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, stating that the meeting was borne out of the immediate urgency to review existing relationship, and also to discuss ways to foster solid relationship between the members of ACOMORAN and the Police.
Speaking with the pressmen after a closed door meeting, the commissioner said everyone has a role to play in maintaining peace and orderliness in the society.
He said, “the essence of this meeting is for us to have an understanding with the members of ACOMORAN. We are working for the public and we don’t want them to misunderstand us, they are the closest to the community, and as for as security is a concern police is the closest to the community.
“However, we discovered recently that we are starting to have some misunderstanding and the best way for us to resolve it, and that is why we call them to talk and resolve it, and we discussed it which was a good one.”
While stressing on the need for good collaboration between the members of ACOMORAN and the police, the Commissioner also urged that they should expose perpetrators of evil among them.
“Everybody has a role to play, from the police to the okada riders. So when you see that there’s someone who is a spoiling the image of your association, you should report to us. There should be cooperation and peace between us, that’s why we ordered that the DPO’s should have relationship with ACOMORAN leaders in their community.” he added.
Responding to the outcome of the meeting, the Comrade Solomon Olugbode, the Oyo state chairman of ACOMORAN, said that they are delighted with the meeting with the Oyo state police command.
He added that the purpose of the meeting was for peace and how it can achieve it.
He said: “We have discussed a lot of things. We made our members know that there’s no rewards for hooliganism. We stood against violence in our association and we also appealed to the state command to work hand in hand with us.”