By Opeyemi Daniel.
The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, CP Mohammad Lawal Bagega psc has charged officers and men of the command to be proactive in the line of duty, saying illegal detention or extortion will never be condoned under his watch.
“Illegal detention, extortion and abuses in general by the men will be met with stiff sanctions” he said
He admonished the officers to be alert and be proactive, do more of intelligence led policing, possess a positive outlook and change of attitude while working in line with the community policing strategy of the Inspector General of Police and in accordance with global best policing practice.
The CP in a statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi after a meeting with Top Management Officers, Head of Tactical Units and Divisional Police Officers stated his policing philosophy that will lead to the desired policing strategy of his dream in the state.
This includes “policing with fear of God and human face. Officers should know that the main purpose of police existence in Kwara state is the people and as such, police officers must partner with relevant stakeholders in their respective areas of responsibility bereft of any acrimony but with mutual confidence and respect which will ultimately make their job easy”
He Warned sternly that abuse of fundamental rights of the citizens would not be tolerated.
Cp Bagega further emphasise on constant and sustained raids of criminal hide outs, prosecution of culpable suspects in such operations devoid of any pecuniary considerations.
He reiterated his support and defense of police officers and men doing the right thing while acts of indiscipline among any rank would be summarily punished.
He also thanked the government and people of Kwara state for their support, cooperation, partnership and solicited for more of such collaboration so that his desire for an effective and efficient police service in the state becomes a reality, stating that criminal has no hiding place in Kwara.