Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged the Nigeria Police to overlook the scars that adopted protest towards police brutality and different associated problems with concern in order that they will safe the state from criminals as a matter of ethical obligation and guidelines of engagement.
The governor made the enchantment whereas addressing law enforcement officials and males at police headquarters on Monday in Benin Metropolis, the state capital.
He stated it will likely be dangerous to permit prison parts to rejoice yuletide with the lawful residents within the state.
He implored the police personnel to not let him down by shying away from their accountability of defending lives and property and permit prison parts who latched on the authentic Finish SARS protest to destroy public, personal asset and trigger mayhem to have a area day and plunge the State into chaos throughout “this darkish phases of nationhood”.
Whereas requesting for police authorities within the state to submit their memoranda to the panel of inquiry to look into circumstances of police brutality and different associated issues, Obaseki promised to reconstruct police formations that have been both burnt or vandalized by hoodlums throughout the violent protest and choose up the medical payments of safety personnel who have been injured within the State.
The governor promised to help the safety operatives whose morale had been dampened by actions of hoodlums to heal up, and supply logistics assist similar to operational automobiles and dealing targets for the police, which he stated was in want of reform and encouragement.
He additional appealed to residents of the state to supply helpful info that may result in the arrest of fleeing prisoners who escaped from detention services together with the jail break on the Nigerian Correctional Centres on Sapele highway and Oko in Benin Metropolis on October 19, 2020.
“Edo individuals are with you. Regardless of what has occurred because the previous few weeks, it’s fairly unlucky. It’s unlucky within the sense that we noticed it, however we didn’t take steps to handle it.
“We pray that God Almighty will see you thru these darkish phases of our lives. The police is our good friend, it’s not excellent. Edo police Command, don’t fall my hand. Are you not going again to the Road to go after these criminals?”, he requested.
On his half, the Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, who performed the governor spherical some Departments within the State Police Command, recalled the modest achievements of the personnel and arrest.
He additionally drew the Governor consideration to the challenges which can be hindering police operations within the State beneath his watch.
The governor was accompanied by his Deputy, Comr. Philip Shaibu, Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG) on the go to.