The Monitoring Unit of the Rivers State Police Command has arrested thirteen police officers for indecent dressing.
The state Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, who disclosed this over the weekend during a radio programme organized by the Force Public Relations department in Abuja, added that the arrest was part of an ongoing effort to eradicate indecent among officers.
He warned that the head of the units or Divisions where the arrested police officers are serving will be liable too for the personels action. “The arrested officers are in detention”, he said.
CP Disu also assured that the police in the state will ensure that the killers of the former Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ahoada Police Station, SP Bako will not go unpunished
While given the assurance, Disu said, he was overwhelmed by the concern shown by members of the public on the of killing of the DPO.
He disclosed that he is in talks with stakeholders in Ahoada on how to arrest the killers of the slain DPO .
Speaking on his objective for the command, COMPOL Disu said his objective is to have Police officers that are effective and friendly. He said, “As Police we cannot succeed without cooperation, partnership from members of the public.
“I have started fostering partnership between the Police and members of the public. I had meetings twice with traffic section of the police to remind them that they must be civil in their dealings with members of the public.
“I want to work with members of the public so they can trust us and give us information”.
On security threats associated with end of year, he said, the command is aware that there tend to be increase in crime by persons who did not work from begining of the year but want to make money by all means.
According to him, security measures have been put in place to counter any security challenge that may arise during the period.
The crime buster policeman, also revealed that the Police is embarking on meangiful raid of known black spots, adding, he has also deployed plain clothe detectives to gather intelligence.
He revealed that Police officers on rountine patrol intercepted a tinted vehicle with four men inside.
He said, “on approaching the vehicle tactically, they came out and ran away while the policemen searched the vehicle and recovered fully loaded AK 47 riffle”.
On effective monitoring of his personnel to curtail human rights abuse, CP Disu explained that he just changed the person in charge of CP X-squad.
He also urged members of the public to bring their complaints about his officers to him through dedicated lines.