The Students’ Union body of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, AAUASU, has called on the attention of the Ondo State government and concerned bodies for the dilapidated state of the Akungba Police patrol vehicles, requesting for immediate solutions.
AAUASU in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the President, Oki Hassan Victor, lamented the unnecessary loss of students’ properties rampant due to the slow response of the Akungba police division to reported crime activities as a result of the bad state of the vehicles.
The Union stated that the bad state of the vehicles had hindered the police’s quick response to crime activities within the institution’s community.
They called on the Ondo State Government and the Commissioner of Police to come to the students’ rescue by either repairing or replacing the Akungba Police Force vehicles to help yield timely responses to security matters within and outside the community.
The letter reads: “It is with a profound sense of concern, attention and urgency that I write this open letter to communicate the constant and unnecessary loss of students’ properties occasioned by the delay to urgent security happenstances in and around the Akungba community due to the poor and rickety condition of the vehicle used by Nigeria Police Force in Akungba-Akoko.
“It is no gainsaying that despite the concerted and dedicated efforts of members of the NPF in Akungba-Akoko, as we have noted, with deep regrets, that they are incapacitated and largely limited to respond efficiently, time and exigently to series of distress calls– which have greatly affected the student populace– in the community. I must also state my outright disappointment in our previous attempt– which has not been taken seriously by our referenced authorities– to remedy this situation but all to no avail.
“In cognisance of the aforementioned, we hereby urge the Ondo State Government as well as the Commissioner of Police to come to our rescue by either facilitating the total renovation or replacement of the vehicle used by members of the Nigeria Police Force in Akungba-Akoko. This is and will be quite necessary in our bid to effect a timely response to the security yearnings and concerns of the student populace in the town and by extension, the general community while also improving effective policing.
“Even as I am greatly concerned at this disconcerting situation, please accept my sincere pleasantry while also being rest assured of my highest regards.”
By: Friday OMOSOLA