Ondo election: Trouble looms as policemen lament non-payment of allowances

Policemen on duty

Personnel of the Oyo State Police Command deployed for the October 10 Ondo State governorship election, on Thursday, decried the non-payment of their allowances, 19 days after the exercise.

The affected policemen, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, spoke to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

They said, “The non-payment of the election allowances affected officers who were posted to the Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.”

However, those deployed in the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State were said to have been paid.

It was gathered that the affected policemen resorted to using personal funds for their upkeep throughout the period.

They further said, “No single officer among the 300 people deployed to the Ese-Odo local government area of Ondo State has been paid. We are calling on the police authority to pay our allowances and let it not be an issue of promise and fail as usual.”

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said the issue was not within the purview of the command.

He appealed to the affected personnel to channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters and exercise patience. Punch


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