Big Brother Naija star, Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba, better known as Laycon has left criticisms behind and swung into action as Ogun state Youth Ambassador.
Laycon was appointed as Ogun state Youth Ambassador by the state Governor, Dapo Abiodun.
The appointment has being received with heavy criticisms while some others welcome the development.
In his capacity as the new youth ambassador, Laycon visited the state Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Ajogun to sue for peace between the youths and police.
The University of graduate expressed concern over police brutality in the country, he charged officers of the Nigerian Police Force not to make themselves too fearful for the citizens to approach in times of need.
He said, “The popular ‘Police is your Friend’ mantra is different from what many citizens experience in the hands of Police officers. I usually get scared whenever I see policemen as a result of the unjust treatment I have experienced in the past and it baffles me why I would be scared of those that are meant to protect me.”
“People should have confidence in the Police Force and not fear at the sight of them without wrongdoing. Fear for men of the Nigeria Police Force is majorly from the brutality many have suffered over the years with little or no consequences.
“But now, as the Youth Ambassador in Ogun State, I hope to see this become a thing of the past while I give my support to the Force in whatever way it is required”.
Responding, the Commissioner of Police assured of a cordial relationship with the citizens,adding that the force will not condone any act of brutality by the police.
“No case of brutality against an officer of the Force has been reported without us investigating and taking the necessary decision to punish an officer found guilty of it.
“The force seriously frowns at cases of brutality and severely punishes eering officers.
I assure you of our commitment towards maintaining peace and order in the society”, he promised
Also speaking, Special Assistant to the Governor on Youth and Sports, Comrade Olamide Lawal hailed the force for their efforts towards ensuring peace in Ogun state and the nation at large.
Lawal maintained that a peaceful society involved active participation of youths, adding that Ogun state is blessed with peace loving youths who channel their strength towards productive contributions to their environments.
Among the entourage of the Youth Ambassador were the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Agriculture, Dr Angel Kuye, and her colleague on Inter-Ethnic relationship among others.