Police boss decries rising crime wave, solicits information



Cross River state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kola Sodipo, has expressed worry over incessant incidences of crime in the country, and therefore called on members of the public to volunteer information to help the police arrest crime and all form of insurgencies.
Sodipo made the remarks yesterday in Calabar while inaugurating two projects initiated by the Divisional Police Officer of Atakpa Police station, Mr Rashid Afegbua.

He said: “Incident of cultism, armed robbery, murder, rape and theft has been the order of the day, but with useful information from members of the public, the police would eradicate such illegal acts in our society.”
According to him, when accurate and timely information are made available to the police, it would help in quick response to emergencies whenever they occur.

“The police are your friend, when the needed information is given to them, it would yield adequate result.”
He charged officers and men of the police force to be civil with members of the public in the discharge of their duties.
Speaking, the Atakpa Divisional Police Officer, Mr Rashid Afegbua, said he was happy to witness the inauguration, adding that the station had suffered from acute accommodation problem.

Afegbua said the first aid centre would be used to check the blood pressure of officers and men in the station, and where minor first aid could be rendered before being sent to the hospital.

The projects which the commissioner inaugurated were the Osita Ezechukwu Hall, named after the immediate past Commissioner of Police in the state, and the Kola Sodipo First Aid Centre.

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