Friday, 10 August 2018

Akwa Ibom State is one of the safest State in the Country - CP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi

Akwa Ibom State is one of the safest State in the Country - CP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi

Gentlemen of the Press, I am delighted to again welcome you to yet another press briefing. Let me commence by commending your unrelenting partnership towards the fight against crime and criminality in Akwa Ibom State. You have professionally balanced your reporting of the crime situation in the state to the admiration of many, for this, I thank you.

That Akwa Ibom State is one of the safest States in the country and a destination of choice for Investors and Tourist alike is no longer news. This is so because I have championed a new course of policing in the State in line with the directives of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM,mni, and in line with global best practices. We have increased visibility policing across the state, thereby making our response time to distress calls to be very swift. Our community Policing approach has endeared us to the populace and created more confidence in the minds of the people. Our mode of operations in ensuring that Akwa Ibom State has the lowest crime rate in the country is yielding results. Below are some of our achievements within the last two months.

1. A total of two hundred and seventy- six (276) suspects were arrested for various offences, ranging from Murder, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, cultism and other crimes most of whom have been charged to court while others are under investigation. We have prosecuted 193 cases and secured 23 convictions.

2. 19 Locally made Pistols, 1 pump action gun and 1 AK-47 rifle were recovered.
3. One Toyota Camry Saloon car with Reg. CAL 584 NF and one Toyota Corolla vehicle with Reg. No. AA 50 NRJ were recovered.

4. A total of fifty (52) ammunition were recovered. 

5. An 83-year-old woman, Mrs. Comfort Joshua was rescued from kidnappers den in Etim Ekpo Local Government Area, on Thursday, 19th July, 2018 and two of her Adductors gunned down during exchange of fire with the Police. 

6. Three criminals responsible for the vandalization and stealing of transformer armored cables, Solar panels and street lights were arrested and their loots recovered from Ikot Abasi and Abak Local Government Areas respectively.

7. Rescue of a 2 year, four months old child, Miss Testimony Christopher Bassey ‘f’ from her abductors in Abia State where six suspects were arrested in connection with her abduction.

8. A 4-year-old child, one Bright J. Monday ‘f’ was rescued from her Abductors along Aka road by IBB roundabout, Uyo, and four suspects have been arrested
The Command is determined to sustain the tempo in crime fighting and protection of lives and property.

Let me use this opportunity to thank the Government and people of Akwa Ibom State for their support to the Nigeria Police and indeed other security agencies towards reducing crime to barest minimum. Together we can continue to make Akwa Ibom safe and secure. Thank you and God bless you.

Press Briefing by the Commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Police Command, CP Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, MNI, held on the 31st of July, 2018 at the State Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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