Following the Tuesday gruesome murder of Mufutau Oluyemi, Head of the Engineering Department, D.S Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, Ogun State, by suspected assassins, the state Police Command has threatened to clamp down on unregistered vehicles plying on any road or street in the state.
Oluyemi, 35, was cut down in his prime by suspected gunmen in an unmarked Lexus Jeep, who trailed him to Itori before shooting the young lecturer to death.
Operatives of the Homicide Unit of the Police Command have since swung into action to ascertain the motive for the cold murder, unravel the perpetrators and bring them to face justice.
And in an apparent follow – up reaction to the incident and related matters, the Command said it has observed with great concern the reckless usage of unregistered vehicles and motorcycles across the State and the rate at which they are being deployed to carry out heinous crimes.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who made this known in a release on Thursday, recalled that the assassination of the ICT lecturer at Itori area was carried out by gunmen who used unregistered Lexus jeep to track the victim down.
Abimbola, in the said release, warned that anybody caught driving an unregistered car or motorcycle will be dealt with, the car or motorcycle impounded and the owner will also be prosecuted.
Similarly, owners of vehicles with factory fitted tinted glasses are advised to approach the Command’s Department of operations for tinted permit certificate, while those using artificial tinted glasses are advised in their own interest to remove them forthwith or face prosecution.
According to him, Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers throughout the state have been directed to clamp down on those plying the roads with unregistered vehicles and motorcycles or vehicles having tinted glasses without permit.
He reiterated that as an organisation saddled with the constitutional responsibility of protecting lives and property, the Command will not fold its arms while criminally minded individuals’ make life difficult for law abiding people of the State.
The Police Spokesman added that the Command will do everything within its power and law to bring criminals to their knees, especially as the yuletide season draws closer by the day.