Uduaghan Makes Case For Police
Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has called on Nigerians to allow the police do its work professionally rather than harass or mount unnecessary pressure on its personnel.
Uduaghan who made the call when DIG in charge of “F” Department, Force Headquarters paid him a courtesy call in Asaba, said that there was no society that was crime free and the police should be allowed to do its work diligently and intelligently to avoid mistakes.
He said people sometimes want the police to perform magic in the face of daunting challenges especially when their relations or friends are victims of criminal attack, stressing the need to allow the police carry out thorough investigation to ensure that only the right suspects were nabbed.
“Do not take the laws into your hands because of the loss of a dear one instead be law abiding and wait for the police to investigate thoroughly”.
The governor explained that relations of victims of either assassination attack or armed robbery would generally feel pain and grief even as he said that such situation should not provoke them to intimidate and harass the police.
He therefore urged Nigerians not to take the laws into their hands but should excise restraint and control their utterances in order not to malign the police or constituted authority.
“There is nobody who will suffer from any criminal attack who will not feel pain. There is no family who loses a relation whether rich or poor who will not feel grief but we should control our emotion and allow the police to do its job”, he said.
The governor however called on the Nigeria police to redouble effort during the Christmas season and reduce crime rate in the state so that people could enjoy the yuletide peacefully.
Uduaghan, particularly enjoined the police to focus special attention on the riverine and rural areas as armed robbery and kidnap cases have been rampant in those areas.
He charged security operatives to flush out criminals and investigate all assassination cases thoroughly and bring suspects to book irrespective of their standing in the society.
The Governor said the police should be humane and careful in doing its work promising to provide logistics to security operatives in the state.
Emphasising further, he said “This is Christmas season and I want you to double your effort and make the state crime free. People should enjoy this season peacefully and you have the duty to protect lives and property”.
The Deputy Inspector General of police, Mohammed Yesufu in his remarks said the work of policing was expensive and appealed to state governments to assist in funding the organisation.
Yesufu said it was only when police had enough funds that it could adequately enforce security explaining that without funds, there was not much it could do in the face of daunting challenges.
He commended the governor for standing shoulder high in the provision of logistic support to the police and urged him not to relent.
The DIG said he was in Delta state to carry out what he called “Confidence building” in order to reinvigorate men and officers of the state Police Command.