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Police officers in Osogbo protest unpaid stipends

by Salami Azeez

Some police special constabularies in Osogbo, Osun have gone to the streets to protest the non payment of their stipends for eighteen months. This happened on Wednesday.

The police constabularies gathered at Oke-Fia roundabout in the morning and moved through Alekunwodo to Olaiya junction to show their unhappiness over the unpaid allowances.

Dressed in police uniforms, the protesters were armed with placards with different inscriptions. Some of the inscriptions read, “pay us now”, “we’re dying”, we’re hungry”, etc.

One of the protesters said, “we’re dying. We spent so much at the College. I have children but it’s 18 months now since I have not been paid. Four of us have been killed by armed robbers during attacks on backs in Ikire, Iragbiji and others. We want our money.”

Olawale Olokode, the commissioner of police for Osun State, attempted to calm the demonstrators as they appeared determined to press their demands home.

CP Olokode promised to speak to the pressmen later in the day.

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