Posted by News Express | 6 July 2020 | 378 times
By CHARLES IWUOHA
The new Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, CP Philip Maku, has warned criminals and those that indulge in different kinds of crimes to repent or leave the state, vowing that he would make the state uncomfortable for them.
Maku further sought cooperation from the people through community policing, noting that the communities have a vital role to play in combating crime.
Chatting with newsmen in Abakaliki on Sunday, he noted that his command has put in place all the necessary strategies needed to flush out criminals from their hideouts adding that his men are battle ready for the task.
The new CP called on lawbreakers to repent so that they would be integrated back into the society. He maintained that there is no room for criminals in the state, adding that anyone caught perpetuating crime must face the law.
Maku pledged the support of the people and assured the safety of lives and property, noting that his gallant men are more equipped now with the reality of the time and would make the state hot for criminals.
According to him, directed the public to report to the command PPRO any police officer that intimidate or assault them wrongly for proper disciplinary, action stressing that the police force were not trained to bully anyone but to protect lives and property
On community policing programme, CP Maku said that his command would give full backing on the programme, saying that the scheme will enable communities to be full in charge of policing their community and assist the command in combating crime.
According to him, “Every member of the community has a role to play in the formation by giving out vital information that would expose criminals and evil ones in their areas, so that immediate action will be taken.”
On the recent inter communal crisis between Ekoli Edda in Afikpo South Local Government Area of the state and Biasie LGA of Cross River State over Erel palm, Maku noted that the five missing persons have not been found stressing that the command is not relenting to unravel their disappearance.
“We are on top of the matter and hopeful their missing will be unravel. We have also tell those in the Cross River axis for any useful information but we have not see any of their dead bodies.so we believe they are still alive,” he noted.
“National boundary Commission should come and do proper demarcation of the disputed area and other disputed areas throughout all the boundary areas across the state,” he said.
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