Olawale Olokode, the police commissioner in Osun, has sought the support of the public to tackle rising cases of child molestation in the state.
Mr Olokode made the appeal in a statement on Tuesday in Osogbo by the spokesman of the command, SP Yemisi Opalola.
He condemned the tide of child molestation in Osun and warned that the police would go after the perpetrators.
“It would be noted that, in recent times, there are reports of child sexual harassment in some parts of the state, and as such, the police in the state will not fold its hands and allow these misguided elements to continue abusing our children,” said the police commissioner.
Mr Olokode appealed to the public to provide useful information that will enable the police to prevent further abuse of minors in the state.
He urged parents and guardians to monitor their children and be wary of people around them who may want to lure their children into molesting them.
The commissioner added that the police would continue to work with other security agencies to maintain law and order and tackle all forms of crimes in the state.
Meanwhile, the police commissioner has ordered area commanders, divisional police officers and tactical commanders to embark on intensive operations and intelligence-led policing to tackle criminals in the state.
He admonished politicians to play the game according to the rules and urged residents to provide the police with actionable information to tackle any potential security threat in the state.