IGP Promises Hard Times For Ogun Kidnappers

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has vowed to make things harder for kidnappers and other criminals causing trouble in Ogun State.

He has also given the green light to create more Area Commands in the Ifo, Imeko, and Ipokia areas of the state.

Egbetokun, along with the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) zone II, Olatoye Durosimi, and the state commissioner of police, Abiodun Alamutu, visited the command’s headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta. He urged officers to increase their efforts in fighting crime in the state.

The IG also spoke to stakeholders and police officers, asking for more support to effectively combat crime in Ogun State.

“I have heard your request for an area command in Ifo, and that request is hereby granted. We are not only stopping at giving area commands to Ifo; we will also give two area commands to the two border areas, Idiroko and Imeko.

“On the issue of manpower, lack of vehicles and operational logistics for Ogun state command, I have whispered to the CP that he should give me the list of all the needs of the command and we are going to pay attention to all of them.

“The issue of kidnapping, despite the high number of checkpoints along the road and that the border areas are still porous, I want to assure you that we are going to address that challenge, the CP is going to work on it.

“Whatever we need to do to stop kidnapping in Ogun State, we are going to do it. The fact that few crimes are being committed here and there does not affect the peaceful status of Ogun State.

“There is no state in Nigeria that is free of crime, and I still maintain that one of the states that records the least is Ogun State, but that does not mean that we are going to accept the few crimes that are being committed in this state; we are going to take appropriate action to ensure that we minimise the crime as much as possible,” the IG said.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.