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Crime Fighting: Delta CP Seeks Collaboration with Media

By Vincent Anikwushe, Asaba


The new Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Inuwa Afiz, has solicited the support, cooperation and collaboration of the media and the general public in the fight against crime in the society.

He said that prevention and fight against crime was enormous and the responsible its of everybody, adding that the police and other security agencies could not do it alone and as such, needed the support of the people in the discharge of their duties.

The new Commissioner of Police spoke when he paid a familiarization visit to the Press Centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Delta State Council in Asaba.

“Policing the society is not an easy job. Our ability to work together will drastically reduce the rate of crime in our society. As the watch-dog of the society, we need your support and cooperation in crime fighting”, he said.

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CP Afiz, who was accompanied on the visit by some senior officers of the Delta State Police command, read the riot act to the criminally minded people in the state, advising them to turn a new leaf or be made to face the wrath of the law when apprehended.

He equally advised police officers in the state to be alive to their constitutional responsibilities, just as he warned “bad eggs” among them to repent and sin no more or be ready to face the music.

In his remarks, the Chairman, NUJ, Delta State Council, Comrade Michael Ikeogwu, had commended the commissioner of Police and his team for the visit, assuring him of the support and collaboration of the media in the prevention and fight against crime in the society.

He, however, condemned in strong terms the unwholesome activities of some police officers such as extortion of motorists, escortion of vehicles carrying illicit/banned goods/products, mounting of illegal check points, illegal arrests, collection of money for bail among others, and appealed to the commissioner of police to look into the anomalies with a view to addressing them.


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