Kogi New CP Egbuka warns Police Against Extortion, harassment.

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  • Kogi New CP Egbuka warns Police Against Extortion, harassment.
    The new Commissioner of police , Kogi state Command , Edward Egbuka, has warned officers and men of the command against extortion and harassment of the citizenry in the performance of the duties.
    This is as he promised to use his over thirty years experience in the Police to fight crimes and criminality in the State.
    The Commissioner called on the citizens of the State to avail the police with information to enable it Carry out its mandate, said the police has several channels of receiving information as well as protecting the informants.
    CP Edward Chuka Egbuka made the disclosure in a maiden press conference held on Friday in Lokoja  to herald his assumption of office.
    He said Kogi State is a familiar terrain to him having served before in the State, promised to key into the mission and vision of the Inspector General of Police to attract and build the trust of the people of the State.
    The Commissioner promised to synergies with all other security and paramilitary agencies and all critical stakeholders towards making the state safe and secure, said it would be business unusual in fighting crimes and criminality in Kogi State.
    He called on the media to promote stories that will help the police do better in the discharged of the Police, warned against sensational reporting that will promote and encourage crimes, said he has zero tolerance for extortion, warned his officers against testing his resolve to check extortion and in derailing his objectives of making the state safe.
    CP Edward Chuka Egbuka commended the efforts of the Federal Government and other Support agencies for the funding to the Police, said it will be unfair to extort members of the public who the Police is expected to protect, urged the men of the Command to rather go hungry than extorting the members of the public.
    He cautioned men of the police in the State against infringing on the rights of citizens, even though he will not tolerate the infringement of the rights of Police men in carrying out their duties, promised to operate an open door policy in the discharge of his duties.
    He appealed and warned the public against the use of self help, described it as illegal, said nothing should justify the use of jungle Justice, promised to deal with culprits engaged in applying self help.
    He said having reviewed the Security architecture of the state, he is resolved in improving the Security of the State, assurred that the Police Command will not rest on its oars in making the State crime free.

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