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Delta: DIG Visits Oborevwori, Meets Stakeholders, Officers




By Stephen Asaba-ase

The Deputy Inspector General of Police South-South geopolitical zone, Mr Daniel Sokari Pedro, paid a working visit to the Delta State police Command in Asaba, the headquarters of the state. The visit was aimed at boosting the morale of officers and aimed at enhancing Police community relations, and also assuring residents in the State that the police are committed to ensuring a safer Delta state.

According to a press statement issued and signed by the Delta State police command public relations officer, Mr Bright Edafe, Asaba on 22 May 2024, the DIG, which is the supervising officer in South-South and also the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Department of Information and Communication Technology of the Nigeria Police Force, accompanied by the AIG Zone 5, Mr Arungwa Nwazue Udo adding that the tour was a courtesy call to the Governor of Delta State, Rt. Hon (Elder) Sheriff F. Oborevwori at the Government House, Asaba.

Meanwhile, the DIG remarked that “the Delta State Government has been of immense help to the Police force in the State and he solicited more support from the governor and the good people of Delta State.

However, The Governor in his response appreciated the leadership of the Police force particularly the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, PhD, NPM and also find it worthy to honour our officers the deserving awards

The Delta State governor also emphasised that the awards is a sign that the Police in the state are seriously working to ensuring that the state is in safe and secured environment. He promised to buy vehicles for the officers that will be commissioned by the Inspector General of Police.

The DIG, however, proceeded to the venue of the stakeholders meeting with the officers of the command. While he was interacting with the Stakeholders, he pointed out that “police partnership with the communities is a key strategy in Policing because, recent times, Policing has become everybody’s business. After a brief interaction with the Stakeholders, the DIG addressed officers and men of the command, warned them against extortion, abuse of human rights, and most importantly policing with a human face.

He admonished them to brace up and meet up with the security challenges in the state, but while doing that, they should be mindful of the Fundamental Human Rights of the citizenry and knowing when to use their firearms in accordance with the extant laws of the police force as stipulated in Order 237 and Order 88.

The DIG commended the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi for his effort in fighting crime, noting that the achievements within the very short time in the State are laudable.