Over ten thousand policemen who monitored last year’s gubernatorial election in Ondo State have begged the police authority and other stakeholders to release their allowances.
Newspot recalls that the gubernatorial election was held on Saturday, October 10, 2020 in Ondo State.
Our correspondent gathered that no fewer than thirty thousand policemen were deployed from about twenty four states to monitor the gubernatorial election which was won by Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu.
Our correspondent however gathered that about ten thousand out of the policemen are yet to receive their allowances for monitoring the election.
It was gathered that about three hundred out of the ten thousand were deployed from Oyo state.
The policemen who had earlier raised an alarm that they were yet to be paid, then appealed to the police authority to pay them without further delay.
The officers who spoke on condition of anonymity with Newspot said that they were surprised that up till today, over ten thousand of them are you to be paid.
The officers regretted this is despite the fact that they had written several letters.
They then appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and the police authority to ensure quick release of their allowances.
One of them who spoke with Newspot on Friday, said, “The cheating is so bad. The whole second batch, almost 10,000 from different state police commands were not paid till date.
“Almost 300 from Oyo state police commands were involved, many have lost hope.”
Another officer said, “Over 10,000 policemen who monitored Ondo state election last year are yet to get their allowances. About 300 from Oyo state”
Another one said, “About 10, 000 are yet to be paid. This is a passionate appeal to the police authority and other concerned agencies to pay our allowances. It is one year now. Some have lost hope, but we still believed that they will do the needful”
However, all efforts made by Newspot to get reactions from both the force Spokesman, Mr. Frank Mba and the Public Relations Officer of Oyo State Police command, Mr. Adewale Osifeso, proved to be abortive.
Calls put through Mr. Mba line were not successful while a message sent to him asking for his reaction has not been replied as at the time of filing this report on Friday.
Similarly, calls put through Mr. Osifeso’s line were not attended to while messages sent to request for a reaction have not been replied as at the time of filing this report on Friday.