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CP Reels Out Achievements On Crime Fighting, Protection of Lives, Property In Delta



By Hannah Nathan, Warri

The Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Wale Abass has enumerated his achievements from assumption of office in July this year.

The police commissioner while enumerating his achievements said he had arrested 13 suspected kidnappers, 7 armed robbers, 72 cultists, recovered 54 firearms, 286 ammunition, 195 cartridges and rescued 9 kidnapped victims.

This was stated in a press statement by the state police public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe on Tuesday.

The press brief reads, “I welcome you all to this press briefing which allows me to brief you on the achievements of the Command from 1st of July 2023 to date.
On 23rd June 2023, at the strategic police managers conference, the Acting Inspector General of Police Ag. IGP Olukayode Egbetokun PhD, NPM, the IGP stated that his goal is to stamp out violent crimes and increase safety and security in the country.

“The Command under my watch has since keyed into the vision and mission of the IGP. Part of my first major shake-up in the Command was the redeployment of the then DPO Ovwain Aladja to Ekpan owing to the volatile nature of that area. You will agree with me that Ekpan which used to be a troubled area is now very safe and residents can now go about their lawful businesses. In September 2023, I directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations to embark on an on-the-spot assessment of Jesse Road where kidnapping was gradually becoming the order of the day.

” Consequently, security strategies were reviewed culminating in the deployment of the DOPS Buffalo team, tactical teams and the Command’s Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad to the area. The strategy paid out as within a few days of its emplacement, some suspected kidnappers were arrested while a good number of Assault rifles were recovered.

“Below is a summary of achievements of the command in numerical statistics:
No. of kidnappers arrested: 13
No. armed robbers arrested: 7
No of cultists arrested: 72
No of firearms recovered: 54
No of kidnapped victims rescued: 9
No of ammunition recovered: 286
No of cartridges recovered: 195

“I wish to use this opportunity to appreciate the Delta State Government for its unwavering support to the Command, I also wish to commend the various sister security agencies for their continuous collaboration with the Command. My indebtedness also goes to residents who have continued to support the Command by providing us with useful, timely and credible information. I would wish to use this medium to warn our youth to desist from jungle justice. Apart from being an act of self-help, jungle justice is barbaric.

“It festers a circle of violence and lawlessness thereby sabotaging the prospect of having the fundamental human rights of the victims. In several instances, victims of self-help are attacked based on frivolous allegations without being allowed access to a fair hearing. The Command will no longer tolerate this human rights abuse, as anyone who engages in such practice will be identified, fished out and dealt with by the law,” he added.