BENIN CITY-The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Training and Development, Mr Emmanuel Inyang has lauded the Edo State Police Command for its renewed efforts at combating, controlling and preventing crime in the state.
DIG Inyang gave the applause while on official working visit to the state police command in Benin City, yesterday.
“Going by the statistics of achievements, Edo Police Command has performed very well.
“I enjoin you to maintain and improve on the temple”. The DIG stated.
He however advised operatives of the command to restretagise towards ensuring that the people in Edo state continue to sleep with their eyes closed.
Ealier, the commissioner of police in Edo State Mr Haliru Gwandu disclosed that on his assumption of duty in the state he adopted security strategies at nipping bank robbery and other violent crimes in the bud.
Among the measures put in place included mopping up of arms from wrong hands, stop and search, crime mapping, intensifying surveillance on hotels and lodges and regular raiding of all black spots in the state.
He further explained that the achievements were made possible with the command’s synergy with the vigilant groups, hunters, members of the Police Community Relations Committee and the Eminent Peoples Forum in the state.
Meanwhile, the state police commissioner Mr Haliru Gwandu yesterday paraded 61 suspected criminals arrested for various offences ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery to cultism in the state.
The suspects were paraded at the police command headquarters, Benin City shortly after the departure of the visiting DIG.
Sophisticated arms and ammunition were also paraded with the suspects as exhibits recovered from them.
The CP said they were apprehended following intelligence reports and discreet investigations at different locations across the state, in the last two weeks.
COMPOL Gwandu maintained that the command would not rest on its oars at making Edo State more secured for people to live in and transact businesses.
He said efforts have been intensified to arrest other unrepentant criminals in the state and make them to face justice.
CP Gwandu appealed to members of the public not to relent at giving information to the police assuring that such information would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Among the suspects were Mohamadu Sani, Ibrahim Saleh and Mohamadu Ibrahim paraded for alleged kidnapping.
The suspects denied the allegation claiming to be herdsmen arrested while looking for their daily bread.