Anti-crime: Monarch pledges partnership with police in Edo
Igwe Cyprian Nevobasi, the Onueluenyi I of Agunesse in Mmaku Kingdom in Enugu State has pledged to work closely with the Police in Edo to fight crime in the state.
The monarch made the pledge on Thursday in Benin when he led some monarchs from Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, Eze Chris Chidi Ebi, Eshi III and other top members of his palace on a courtesy visit to the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed DanMallam.
Nevobasi said that the visit was to remind the commissioner of his impressive performance in Enugu state.
He appealed to the commissioner to replicate his achievements in the fight against kidnapping, robbery, and cultism in Edo.
Describing the CP as a diligent and detribalised officer and Nigerian, the monarch said he would ensure that the commissioner’s tenure in Edo was successful as he was ready to work closely with him and men of his command to stop crime.
While appealing to the commissioner to sustain the effective fight against crime in the state, he also promised to appeal to the Oni of Ife to join him in prayers for the CP as he visits the Ife monarch.
In his response, DanMallam said that his relationship with the monarch was longstanding.
He added that ensuring security of lives and property was everybody’s business.
He spoke of the need for all to join hands in order to address the security challenges in the area.
The commissioner also said that the issue of insecurity was a great challenge to the country, but added that the Federal Government was making concerted efforts to reduce crime.
DanMallam assured the monarch that insecurity would soon be a thing of the past as since the launch of ‘Operation Puff Adder’ by the present Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adams, at least 300,000 suspects had been arrested with a sizeable number of arms and ammunitions recovered.
The commissioner gave an assurance that he would do his best possible to replicate in Edo all he achieved in Enugu State.
He called on other traditional rulers to emulate the monarch in the fight against crime.