Thousands of women in Ilorin, Kwara State capital staged a peaceful protest on Saturday to express their displeasure over the deployment of Mr Kayode Egbetokun as the new commissioner of police in the state.
The visibly angry women who were carrying placards with different inscriptions conducted themselves peacefully along Ahmad Bello Way marching through the Police Headquarters, office of the Directorate of State Service as well as government house where they submitted their letters of complaints.
The peaceful protest was almost turned violent at the DSS office when an official of the DSS began to shoot sporadically into the air after the women’s representatives went into the DSS office to present their letter of protest.
This act by the DSS officer caused pandemonium as passerby by and some of the woman started screaming and running hetasketa.
One of the women Kudirat Adesola said that the DSS officer acted in an unprofessional manner by threatening them with gun despite being women and unarmed.
The leader of the women, Bukola Oprah who later spoke to our correspondent said that they have decided to stage the protest to express the posting of the new Commissioner of police to the state alleging that the new CP will most likely be partial in his assignment.
According to Oprah, the CPs relationship with APC leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu may affect his role in towards ensuring a free and fair election in kwara state.
In her remarks one Hajiya Omotunde Agbaje a resident of Kwara state who participated in the protest said that she joined to let people know that the peace enjoyed by Kwarans might be jeopardized by the coming of Mr. Egbetokun as commissioner of police the command.
She, however, urged the police authority to consider the redeployment of a neutral officer so that justice would not only be seen to have been done but will as the commissioner of police for the state in the interest of peace.