DIG South-South Visits Delta Police, Warns Against Extortion, Human Rights Violation

DIG South-South Visits Delta Police, Warns Against Extortion, Human Rights Violation

From Monday Ochuko – Asaba

Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) representing South-South geopolitical zone, DIG Daniel Sokari Pedro, paid a working visit to the Delta State Police Command today 22/5/24.

The visit was aimed at boosting the morale of officers, enhancing Police community relations, and also assuring residents in the state of the Force commitment to ensuring a safer Delta State

The DIG who is the most senior Police officer in the South-South region and also the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Department of Information and Communication Technology of the Nigeria Police Force, accompanied by the AIG Zone 5, AIG Arungwa Nwazue Udo, before the commencement of his tour, paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Delta State, RT Hon Sheriff Oborevwori at the Government House, Asaba. The DIG in his remark noted that the State Government has been of immense assistance to the Police Force in the state and he solicited more support from the State Government and the good people of Delta State.

The Governor in his response appreciated the leadership of the Police force particularly the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, for finding some officers in the state deserving of an award. He noted that the award is a sign that the Police in the state are working and ensuring that the state is safe and secured.

He promised to buy vehicles for the Police that will be commissioned by the Inspector General of Police.

The DIG proceeded to the venue of the meeting with stakeholders and officers of the command. During the interaction with the stakeholders, the DIG noted that partnership with communities is key in Policing because, in recent times, policing has become everybody’s business.

After the interaction with the stakeholders, the DIG addressed officers and men of the command. He warned them against extortion, abuse of human rights, and most importantly policing with a human face. He admonished them to brace up and meet up with the security challenges in the state, but while doing that, they should be mindful of the Fundamental Human Rights of the citizenry. He further emphasized the importance of knowing when to use their firearms in accordance with the extant rules of the force as stipulated in Force Order 237 and Force Order 88. The DIG commended the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi for his effort in fighting crime, noting that the achievements within the very short time has worked in the State are laudable.

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