..As police vows to sniff kidnappers out of the state
By Josephine Odum-John
Some communities in Ogun State have called for creation of additional Police Divisions and Posts in their area to help combat the menace of crime and criminalities in such areas, even as the Commissioner of Police Ogun State Command, CP Abdulmajid Ali has vowed to sniff out kidnappers and criminals out of the State.
The CP said the police was ready to achieve this with the adoption and implementation of modern day policing strategies.
The police boss made this vow while addressing officers and men and community leaders in Ijebu ode area at Odogbolu and Ago Iwoye as part of his on going tour of inspection to Ijebu Ode area Command of the state.
The Commissioner of Police laid emphasis on adequate patrol of the highways in Ijebu and other feeder roads linking Ogun State with neighboring States, and constant raid of black spots with a view to flushing out criminals of Ijebu Ode area and Ogun State in general.
The community leaders appreciated the Commissioner of Police for his visit and vision to reduce crime rate in the area. The Police Community Relations Committee chairman Odogbolu Elder B.O Jayesinmi however requested for creation of additional Divisions and Police stations in the area saying that many structures have been put in place to actualize the creation.
He said that this will assist in reducing the menace of criminals in the affected areas.
The police boss challenged the Divisional Police Officers in Odogbolu and Ago Iwoye and other ones in the command to embrace paradigm shift in the police and accept modern policing concepts being initiated by the Inspector General of Police IGP Solomon Arase.
The CP also visited the traditional rulers in the areas, prominent indigenes and the Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu ode, where the Commissioner of Police and the Vice Chancellor with her management team had a closed door meeting to discuss security matters on the campus particularly as affects cultism.