“The season offers you tremendous opportunity to interact with the people you police……..,don’t bully them, don’t close your doors on them and don’t infringe on their rights.”

Chinwe Ugele, Umuahia.
Commissioner of Police in Abia State, Chris Ezike has enjoined police officers in the command to always play the game by the rules especially during the yuletide.


Addressing officers of the command at the end of the year conference at the officers’ mess in Umuahia, the CP said there was need for the policemen to win the trust of the people in the various communities that make up the state.


He advised them to use their job as security men to give assurance to the people on their safety at all times.
“Your presence should be re-assuring to the members of the public and their complaints treated with milk of human kindness,” he said.


He reminded them that some people will be returning to the villages for the celebrations, adding that the success of the yuletide will be measured by the way people who return for celebrations see security.

CP Ezike urged his men to remain on their duty posts and not be found wanting for any reason, saying there is need to solve problems as they arise.


On the traffic situations in Aba and Umuahia and some other traffic flash points, the commissioner said it will be regarded as the failure of the police in the state “for people to spend more hours than necessary on the road.”
“Traffic control must extend to 10pm to ensure free movement,” CP Ezike insisted.

As a way of compensating the officers, the CP announced he would grant them casual leave to re-unite with their families before the commencement of full electioneering campaigns.

He used the occasion to inform officers to always remind the politicians to apply for police permit before holding any rally in order to avoid rallies clashing, saying the police will continue to use the public Order Act to regulate rallies and assemblies.

The commissioner made bold to say that the command even though lacked adequate operational vehicles, will not use it as excuses to fail in their duties having strategized fully for every situation.

Chinwe Ugele

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