Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Police draft 16 gunboats, 6, 000 policemen to Bayelsa creeks

By Nathan Nwakamma on 19/11/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 653

•Police patrol gunboats
•Police patrol gunboats

The Police in Bayelsa had deployed 16 patrol gunboats and 6, 000 policemen to tackle sea piracy and criminality in Bayelsa waterways to ensure safety of the water channels.

The Bayelsa Commissioner of Police, Mr Asuquo Amba, revealed this in Yenagoa on Saturday during a visit by members of the state chapter of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO).

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CLO team was led by its Chairman, Chief Nengi James.

Amba said the 6,000 personnel had been deployed after undergoing marine training, while some are still being trained.

The commissioner said intelligence report gathered by the police showed that the Delta and Rivers waterways had recorded relative calm due to synergy of the various state security agencies.

He, however, admitted that there were still some challenges with sea piracy in the state, pledging that the police would soon deal with sea pirates terrorising the state’s waterways.

Amba said 14 of the 16 gunboats being deployed were refurbished by the Bayelsa Government, while two were procured by the Police Zonal Command.

“Gov. Seriake Dickson has directed that 14 gun boats be repaired for the operation and two donated by the Police high command.

“The 6,000 personnel needed are being trained,” he said.

Speaking on prison congestion and recent cell break at the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office, Amba blamed the deplorable state of police detention facilities on the slow judicial processes for the development.

Amba said proposal for construction of a new and secured SARS’ cell and the amendment to improve the judicial process had been submitted to the relevant authorities.

“Most police cells are not in good conditions in the state. Also, the slow process of the Bayelsa judiciary is not helping matters.

“Out of all the states of the South South, Bayelsa court process is the slowest. All cases depend on Director of Public Prosecution’s clearance and when the case is cleared, it does not move forward.

“I have met with the Chief Judge of the state on the matter. I have also met with the state governor on the issue. When a police custody is congested, the inmates become agitated.” Amba said.

In his presentation, the state chairman, CLO, commended the Bayelsa Police Command for the recent successes recorded in the state.

James noted that though some personnel of the command were doing well, others had continually engaged in alleged extortion of members of the public.

He also alleged that some policemen are still demanding bribes before granting bails to suspects in the state. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 19/11/2017 05:24:03 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
FCT plans informal markets to stop street hawking...

2 policemen sentenced to death over murder of...

Anambra First Lady proffers solution to high maternal...

Defence Chief charges advisers, attaches on nation’s security...

Iroko of Nigerian journalism falls as Alade Odunewu...

Illegal refining threatening $1bn Ogoni cleanup, says FG...

Deportation: APC to pay dearly during elections —Intersociety...

Sanusi has performed excellently as CBN Governor —AfDB...

Niger Govt. suspends payment of electricity bills, gives...

Ambode donates N5m to widow of burnt kidnap...

Herdsman bags 6 strokes of cane for stealing...

Over 104 students bag NNPC/SNEPCo scholarships

 

Latest News Osun Election: Controversy as INEC official says his boss ordered him to destroy authentic poll result Double Tragedy: Ras Kimono’s wife dies three weeks after his burial Kogi LG workers now to receive 54 pct of salary Water projects: Minister pleads with court for more time to render account PDP screens 30 governorship aspirants in North East Anti-Corruption War: Strike weakens CCB, CCT Gunshot at Osun INEC office Flood overruns more Delta riverine communities, victims sleep in canoes PDP is party to beat in 2018, says Makarfi Aisha Buhari to address UN meeting on Tuberculosis Osun: INEC has shown its readiness for 2019 — Group Plateau SSG, commissioner resign to contest 2019 elections

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (396,555 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (376,777 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (308,541 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (250,634 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (232,344 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (221,643 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (200,098 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (181,673 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (165,744 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (163,395 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (158,175 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (146,915 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (63) Business & Economy (3,623) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (933) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (547) Features (652) Global Business Monitor (301) International (2,427) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (144) News (39,082) Opinion (1,110) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,711) Religion (872) Sports (1,701) Stock Watch (34) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

I am Imo State's New Governor -- Okorocha's son-in-law Uche Nwosu...

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement