Bayelsa New CP parades 22 suspected criminals

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From Rhoda Godwin, Yenagoa

The Bayelsa state police command on Friday, parraded 22 suspected criminal with offences ranging from armed robbery, car snatching, recovery of fire arms, cultism, and recovery of life ammunition.

The new Commissioner of Police Mr. Romokere Ibani, in his maiden press briefing at the police Headquarters, Yenagoa, urged criminal elements to flee or turn a new leaf as the Command under my watch will deal decisively with all forms of crime and criminality.

CP Ubani said, “upon assumption of duty on 2 May 2023 and after a cursory analysis of the prevalent crime rate in the State, and the Command management team design a robust operation strategy to deal decisively with crime and criminal elements in the State

“The robust strategy has strengthened the tactical teams for effective delivery of Police service within few weeks of my arrival the Command was able to record tremendous gains crime fighting in the State.”

He said, “On 18 May 2023 at about 1700hrs Operatives of Anti-Kidnapping Unit while responding to a distress call about cult activities at Swali Community, Yenagoa, sighted the cult boys at the Community: The team pursued the boys and arrested Four (4) suspects namely, James Peter ‘m’ 20 years, Esuye Ikeloti 22yrs, Nathaniel Godwin 21yrs. Taretobou Indikeye 22yrs. were arrested and the following exhibits were recovered from them one (1) English made pistol, two (2) locally made pistols, one (1) Knife and one (1) 9mm ammunition. Investigation is ongoing.”

“The modest achievements were made possible due to the commitment of the Police Officers and the cooperation of members of the public

“My leadership style will be anchored on principle of Community Policing and intelligence driven approach to solving crime. I will rejig to Command Control Room to ensure a coordinated response to distress calls

“Police Officers under my watch will be motivated to strive for professionalism and excellence in discharging their duties. I have also charged my Officers and man to be firm and courageous in discharging their duties and to be civil and uphold the ethics of the Police profession

“The Command will work in synergy with other security agencies to ensure public safety and security in the State

“I will also create a robust partnership with the Press Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Liberty Organizations (CLO), Faith Based Organizations, the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Youths and Women Groups.

“Together, we can be able to surmount the daunting challenge of confronting armed robbers, cultists kidnappers and other criminal elements in the State.

“I’m aware that the people of Bayelse State are peace loving hardworking and enterprising. I will work hard with my team to ensure a peaceful and conducive environment to all and sundry.

“I’m hereby soliciting for the support, Cooperation and partnership of the good and well- meaning people of the State to the Police Command and other security agencies to enable us curb crime to the barest minimum in the State

“Finally, I’m sending a strong warning to criminal elements to flee or turn a new leaf as the Command under my watch will deal decisively with all forms of crime and criminality in the state.”

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