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Sep 26, 2017
C.S.P. Akintunde Oyeniran, D.P.O., Agbor Police Divisional Headquarters

The Divisional Police Officer, Agbor Police Divisional Headquarters, C.S.P Akintunde Oyeniran and his team have through their enlightenment programme tagged, “Ember Months Safety and Security Tips” held on Friday, September 15, 2017 at the Ika National Hall, called on all Ika sons and daughters to be security conscious as we enter the ember months.
C.S.P Oyeniran in his address said that the enlightenment programme was imperative as crime is often on the increase during the ember months and that it is necessary to help individuals guard themselves against crime.
According to him, “in order to ensure safety and security of lives and properties, proactive measures and security consciousness within the environment is necessary. Individuals should endeavour to report all suspicious persons or occurrences to the police, ensure the use of burglary proofs/gates, those who stay in isolated areas should try limit their time of movements, work and business premises should have security apparatuses in place such as physical and electronic devices, security guards, CCTV cameras and security alarms. Same applies to churches and mosques”

From Left: Francis Ogini, Vice Chairman Ika South L.G.A.; Mr. Vincent Arimokwu, Chairman Ika Landlords/Landladies Association and a participant

Continuing, he said all hands must be on deck to ensure a crime free ember months while he appealed that residents and stakeholders should give assistance to the vigilante groups in Ika land as they have really helped in no little measure to curb crime in Ika land. He also warned against IPOB supporters in Ika land saying that the group is presently seen to be a threat to the government of the nation, hence, Ika residents should safe guard their territory against their meetings.
Responding, the President, Ika Landlords/Landladies Association, Mr. Vincent Arimokwu, appreciated the D.P.O., C.S.P Oyeniran for coming up with such an enlightenment programe saying that it was apt. He appreciated the Vigilante groups for their immense contribution and effort in curbing crime in Ika land.
In his words, “I appreciate the D.P.O., C.S.P Akintunde Oyeniran for such a wonderful programme of enlightenment. We also appreciate the Vigilante groups for the good works they have been doing in Ika land. Every day we hear the results of their tireless efforts in bringing crime to its barest minimum in Ika land”.
A cross section of participants at the event

Continuing, he said, “in our effort to ensure safety of lives and properties, Ika landlords/landladies Association has initiated the distribution of forms among our tenants which will be in three copies, a copy for the landlord/landlady, another for the tenant and the other to the police for personal information and identification in order to ensure security consciousness.” he said.
Speaking further, he called on NURTW to checkmate the excesses of okada riders saying that most crimes reported are often said to be connected with the motorcyclists.
Finally, he called on the police to do thorough prosecution of criminals saying, “day after day, crimes are on the increase despite being caught and mercilessly beaten. When they get into police custody, instead of the police prosecuting them, they allow them to go scout free leaving in them the impetus to commit more crimes rather than serving as deterrents to others.”
In response, C.S.P Oyeniran said that lack of evidence had made it impossible to prosecute an offender after arrest saying that most criminals said to have committed crime are often beaten to the point of death before the police are involved which requires giving the victim some medical care in order to bring the victim to normalcy before interrogation. However, he said if criminals are brought in with evidence to a crime, they will be made to face the full wrath of the law.
He gave the following numbers as distress call numbers for the Ember months in Ika South L.G.A D.P.O, 08033443574; 2IC, 08037565418; D.C.O 2, 08030935807; D.C.O 3, 07032722454; DTO, 08033824912; P&G1, 08107601929, P & G2, 08087274011, P&G 3, 08165102297; D.O. Ekuku Agbor, 08032354693; D.O. AGBOR OBI, 08123405678; D.O AGBOR-NTA, 08066375010; S.O. AGBOR, 08033818307; P&G, 08135084465.

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