The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has said the community policing arrangement of the Federal Government would be integrated into the Southwest Regional Security Operation code-named Operation Amotekun.
The IG disclosed this at a security meeting on community policing with the Southwest Governors’ Forum in Lagos on Thursday.
Adamu said, “This is the second meeting we have held with the Governors of the Southwest region concerning the creation of Operation Amotekun. The just-concluded meeting was to discuss and fine-tune Amotekun. Out conclusion is what the chairman of Southwest Governors’ Forum has explained.
“Amotekun is not a regional security outfit. Every state has one form of security arrangement, whether it is vigilante or neighborhood watch that is working security agencies in the states to fight crime. Amotekun is not different from these initiatives. We have agreed that community policing strategy be infused into the Amotekun structure so that policing will be the initiative of the community members.”
Adamu said the police would be part of the recruitment, training, and deployment of personnel to be assigned for Amotekun operations, adding that the initiative would work in complementary with the community policing model.
The IGP said policing must start with the public, urging members of the public to unite and form an alliance against criminals in their communities.
He said the police would support the residents’ effort to keep their communities safe, but added any decision to be taken must come from the public.
BREAKING: Lagos Cancels 2018 Land Use Charge
Lagos State Government has cancelled the 2018 land use charge and reverted to pre-2018 land use charges.
The Government announced this at an ongoing press briefing by Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo.
The government also waived penalties for land use charge for 2017, 2018 and 2019, which according to the Commissioner translates to a loss of revenue amounting to N5.6bn.
NDDC Doled Out N10 Billion To Stop My Reelection – Wike
Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has described the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as a cash cow for politicians.
Wike accused the commission of doling out N10bn to stop his reelection in 2019, insisting the ongoing probe of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the commission should be expanded to involve activities of previous managements.
The governor, who spoke in a live television interview, said though he was not in a position to suggest to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) how to run the commission, the existing approach of involving politicians in the affairs of NDDC would continue to be counterproductive.
Wike said politicians must stay away from the NDDC noting that only technocrats should be used to manage the commission to enable it live up to its mandate of developing the Niger Delta region.
According to him: “I have said before and it is very clear, my concern is, everyone knows that the NDDC was set up for the development of the region.
“Unfortunately, they have turned it into a different thing. NDDC is a cash cow for politicians.
“When they are talking about probing the IMC, I said why only the IMC? What about the other guy, Prof. Brambaifa and the rest of them. In my own election, NDDC brought N10bn cash to fight against us. They haven’t invited us.”
Wike said he faulted the method adopted by NDDC in project execution and took them to court on the need to consult with the state government before executing its projects.
He said the government won its court case against the NDDC with a judgment that the NDDC must consult the state government before embarking on any project in Rivers.
Anambra Task Force Officials Nabbed While Allegedly Sexually Molesting A Girl They Accused Of Flouting The Law On Wearing Of Face Mask
Some Anambra State task force officials have been nabbed while allegedly sexually molesting a girl they accused of flouting the law on wearing of face mask.
The task force officials were accused of taking advantage of the girl in their vehicle at Nkpor community of the state. The incident which attracted the attention of some residents of the community, led to the destruction of some parts of their vehicle.
Facebook user, Chinedu Saint Bede Onwuka wrote;
Suspected members of Anambra covid-19 task force were caught molesting and a having carnal knowledge of a young girl inside their vehicle at Nkpor – whom they claimed flouted the law mandating the wear of Facemask in the State.
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