Edo CP threatens to dismiss officers over distress calls
Any Police Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in Edo State that failed to answer distress calls from members of the public may be dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force.
This sack threat was yesterday issued by State Commissioner of Police, Mr Folunso Adebanjo, during the decoration of 13 newly promoted officers.
The state police boss noted that he has been inundated by reports about Area Commanders and DPOs not receiving distress calls from members of the public.
Commissioner Adebanjo who described the attitude of Area Commanders and DPOs as unacceptable said they were nndangering the lives of citizens.
According to him, “The police must be proactive and that is what the Inspector General of Police is saying every day. As CP Edo, I stay with my phone 24 hours because the IG or members of the public can call me at any time, so if I as CP answer all calls, who are you not to do the same?”
“Armed robbers, cultists and even those raping under age children must repent or leave this state. The police in Edo state will in this 2014 deal decisively with criminals. So I urge all officers to be up and doing because it is only when you show dedication to your duties that the bad once will know that Edo state is not a haven for them” he stated.
Speaking on behalf of the promoted officers, Chief Superintendent of Police Eze Gabriel said the promotion would propel them to work harder for the people of the state and Nigeria as a whole.