Ogun state police command is superb in fighting crimes, Governor Abiodun tells visiting deputy inspector general of police

The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has commended the Nigeria Police Force for its efforts at securing lives and properties in the state, stressing that the police personnel in the state have been up and doing in the discharge of their constitutional roles in collaboration with other sister agencies.

Penpushing reports that Abiodun gave the commendation on Tuesday when the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of the South West region, Mr. Abiodun Alabi, paid him a courtesy call at his Oke-Mosan office, Abeokuta.

“We have enjoyed the cooperation of the police. Their collaboration with other security agencies like the Army, the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) and of course our Amotekun has led to the peaceful atmosphere that we enjoy and this has also encouraged investors to come and do business in our state.”

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Penpushing further reports that he equally lauded the collaborative efforts of the Ogun, Oyo and Lagos state commands in tackling criminal activities, particularly on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, adding that this has brought down the rate of criminality in that corridor.

The Governor applauded the Deputy Inspector General for touring the region to see how his men were faring and how they relate with the people, and equally appreciated the Inspector General of Police for his support and the Commissioner of Police for doing a wonderful job in the State.

Penpushing also reports that earlier in his speech the Alabi said there was the need for interface with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective community policing in the country, adding that his visit was in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police for the six Deputy Inspector Generals to tour their regions to assess security situation and come up with strategies to deal with such.

The visiting police chieftain thanked the Governor for always supporting the force, even as he pledged the readiness of his men to up their game and provide the state with the needed security, just as he admitted that there were pockets of kidnapping and cultism as well as other related crimes while speaking with journalists.

Penpushing reports that Alabi, however, pointed out that the Southwest was relatively peaceful when compared to other regions, stressing that there is no society that crime is free, stressing that there was need to go back to drawing board

‘There is no society that is crime free, as you all know. Crime is a galloping phenomenon. Today, it can be brought down to almost zero level. Tomorrow, there is that tendency for it to be up again. It is now left for us to go back to the drawing board and re-strategize and emplaced strategic policing plan to deal with it decisively,” he said.

Penpushing further reports that he added that his team has taken notice of the areas crimes are prevalent, assuring that his men would work towards providing security in all parts of the southwest region.

The police boss maintained that Ogun State, despite being the industrial capital of the country, remained one of the most peaceful, assuring the people that more security measures would be put in place to sustain the peaceful atmosphere.

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