Assembly pledges support for police in fight against crime in Ekiti

THE Ekiti State House of Assembly has pledged to support the state police command in fighting crime, maintenance of law, order, and ensuring the security of lives and property in the state.

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The House Speaker, Olubunmi Adelugba, made the pledge when she hosted the Command’s Commissioner, Dare Ogundare, at the Assembly complex on Wednesday, May 3.

While describing Ogundare as a competent police officer with vast experience, she charged the officers of the command to perform their duties with a sense of responsibility and respect the human rights of the people they are charged to protect.

“The police and the Ekiti State House of Assembly will always collaborate because we enjoy a very cordial relationship and I believe that this will continue during your tenure as the Commissioner of Police,” she said.

Meanwhile the police boss has announced the arrest of a notorious kidnapper identified as ‘Danger’ in the state.

The commissioner of police stated that the suspect was traced to Kogi State before he was arrested. He added that several other criminal suspects were also apprehended, but did not provide the full name of the suspect.

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“Since my assumption of office, we have arrested a lot of criminals terrorising the people and have prosecuted many of them,” he said.

“Today, we have gone to Kogi to arrest a notorious kidnapper, Danger, and he is now in our custody.”

He also revealed his security strategy, which involves ensuring that all entry and exit routes in Ekiti are well policed, directing more reinforcement and adequate deployment to flashpoints.




     

     

    He called on members of the public to report any officer who violates the rules of engagement to the police and volunteer information to help in checking criminal elements in society.

    Ekiti State has been experiencing incidents of kidnapping in recent times.

    The state governor, Biodun Oyebanji, had expressed concerns over the development in April and called on local governments and development councils in the state to collaborate with the state government and security agencies to fight the menace.

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