A former Deputy Governorship Candidate of Yes Solidarity Party in Ogun State, Alhaja Ganiat Agboola has bagged outstanding service of excellence award bestowed on her by the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Ogun State Chapter.
Penpushing reports that, the award ceremony took place at Kings Court Event Centre in Itori town of Ewekoro local government area of the state, which was part of grandfinale of the 2021 security awareness week of the committee.
The theme of the ceremony was ‘Removing the Bootlenecks in Criminal Prosecution in Ogun State’, a lecture delivered by Barrister Mutio Agboke, as well as Yinka Folarin, the Chairman of the Human Rights serving as co-presenter
Penpushing further reports that, Ogun State Chairman of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Ven (Dr.) Samson Popoola, in his welcome speech, said the theme was borne out of the fact that crimes have found a festering ground in Nigeria.
“As a result of a very low rate of apprehension and punishment for criminals and this can be attributed to the various bottlenecks and loopholes employed by criminals to evade justice, even where justice is served the offenders come out of our correctional systems more hardened than when they went in’
‘Or how do you justify a petty thief sentenced to few months of prison terms only to come out as a cold hearted armed robber and vicious criminal. Something must be wrong in our correctional systems’, Popoola said.
Penpushing also reports that, the committee boss noted that a system that help condemned criminals for years and accessible to awaiting trials and petty criminals is a potential university of criminal technology.
‘Our Governors must take the bull by the horn and execute orders lying years after years on their tables which have allowed condemned and violent convicts to become Professors behind bars. Our prisons have become a haven for drug peddling, gun running and other illegalities’, he said
‘How do we justify a criminal apprehended and charged by the police at great costs and self denial only to be released by judiciary on technical ground without inquiring into the veracity of the crime committed, this is a potential morale killer to the prosecutors and encouragement for potential criminals’
Penpushing reports that, the awardee in her remarks expressed joy and appreciation to the body, noting that the Police Community Relations Committee(PCRC) nationwide has very good public, financial and moral relationship and synergy .
The awardee who is also Special Adviser and Trade Investment commended the performances of the committee, which include synergy with the police in fighting crimes and criminals in the society.
Penpushing further reports that, Agboola cited number of examples on the activities of the committee which she said include building of police posts, provision of equipments to support police and moral support among others
‘PCRC, also in making life worth living in the country, relates very well in a good accommodating environments with the public. Any complain/s lodge by the masses are quickly look into before it goes out of hand. These cases could be between the member of the police force, or members of the community/ies’, she stated.
Penpushing also reports that, Agboola expressed delight to be a member of the body, adding that she has no regret being [part of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC),pointing out that her membership spurred her to also positively touch lives
‘I don’t for a second ever regretted been a member of the group.It makes my abilities of touching lives more encouraging, because l found myself in a place where my very best in work of humanity is been more achieved and encourage more.I am extremely proud to be a member, she added.
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