(*10*)The new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Eboka Friday, Tuesday held his first media briefing since he was posted to take cost of police affairs within the state.
He addressed reporters on the State Police Command Headquarters in Port Harcourt, the state capital in south-south Nigeria.
Friday assured the residents that below his watch, the command would deal with all types of insecurity to a standstill by counting on intelligence gathering and using know-how.
He additionally promised to finish arrest by proxy, human rights abuse, and any type of indiscipline by police personnel in Rivers.
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Below are a number of the guarantees made by the police commissioner on the press briefing:
…I promise to do my utmost finest to justify the arrogance reposed in me. My major project is to safe the lives and property of the nice folks of Rivers State with integrity, politeness, and civility.
As you all know, Rivers State is strategic to the financial fortunes of the nation. It, due to this fact, follows that a lot must be accomplished to curtail and decrease the safety challenges arising therefrom, given the peculiar social-economic setting and the quantity of human visitors, together with international nationals within the state.
…Let me state categorically that I’m right here within the state to deal with crime and criminality headlong, in keeping with the imaginative and prescient and mission of the Inspector General of Police, in accordance with worldwide finest practices, rule of regulation, and respect for elementary human rights.
I shall uphold the tenets of democratic policing and be certain that harmless residents don’t endure infractions from my officers. No efforts might be spared in coping with all prison parts within the state. Total warfare is thus declared towards violent crimes like armed theft, cultism, and kidnapping and so on.
We shall deploy know-how and likewise depend on different sources of producing info/ intelligence within the discharge of our duties.
In line with the IGP’s directives, my administration has no room for corrupt officers. HODs/DPOs are to carefully monitor their males whereas a monitoring crew will go spherical to apprehend erring officers. Members of the general public are free to report the conduct of such officers to members of the Management Team or the Police PRO.
Under my watch, no individual shall be detained unjustly. Arrest by proxy is illegal and won’t be tolerated. No individual shall be arrested for another person’s offence.
No extra unintended discharge. Defaulters might be charged appropriately, whereas their DPOs might be queried. Force order 237 will stay a topic of lecture on a weekly foundation.
My males and I shall be skilled in coping with all points. This entails a excessive stage of neutrality and equity. Officers shall show dedication to their duties and guarantee their males are usually visited of their beats. Officers who carry out effectively shall be rewarded, whereas those that desire to stay lackadaisical might be withdrawn and punished.
Foot and vehicular patrols might be extra noticeable below my watch. HODs/DPOs are to redeploy 50 per cent of their males in admin workplaces on these duties.