The new Commissioner of Police for Adamawa state, A. J. Abakasanga, has assumed duties with a threat to arrest, dismiss and charged any police officer found smoking Indian hemps and engaging in other criminal activities to court.
He, therefore, advised them to turn a new leaf or seek transfer elsewhere.
The CP stated this yesterday while briefing journalists at the state Police Headquarters, Yola, where he unveiled his mission and vision for the state.
He solicited for the support of journalists and people of the state in the discharge of his responsibilities.
He said: “I want to start the battle from inside my house; about three days ago, I sent signal to all Police Commands in the state that any policeman that smokes Indian hemp will be given two weeks to repent or relocate to another command.
They can go and look for transfer because I intend to arrest them, dismiss them and charge them to court. If you see any of my men that is smoking Indian hemp, just text me his particulars and I will use him as an example so that the public will know that am serious and that I am not here to joke.”
The new CP further assured the people of his readiness to protect their lives and property and fight all forms of crime and criminality without fear or favour, stressing that he was in the state to work for the overall interest of the general public.