WARRI – The Divisional Police Officer, (DPO) ,B’ Division of the Warri Area Command , Nigeria Police Force, SP Andrew Inedegbor has assured residents of Warri and environs of a crime free and peaceful Yuletide celebrations.
SP Inedegbor gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen at the Press Centre of the Warri Correspondents Chapel in Warri, Delta State.
The Police boss while thanking journalists for their cooperation so far , maintained that his men were battle-ready for good policing during the yuletide in the area, as according to him, some active and trusted vigilante groups were also working with the police and solicited for maximum cooperation and objectivity from the media in reporting police activities
On complaints from some quarters over alleged indiscriminate raiding of youths gatherings late night in Warri and environs, the District Police Officer (DPO), B’ Division of the Warri Area Command, Nigeria Police Force, SP Andrew Inedegbor explained that they were carrying out instructions handed down by his superiors.
“Yes, we pick up young men wherever they gather and then screen them. It’s an order from the authorities above. A random arrest is a strategy to apprehend criminals.
“We raid from 10:00 p.m believing the good ones among the youths would have gone to sleep while the bad ones stay behind to perpetrate evil,” he disclosed.
He, however, bemoaned the lack of enough funding of the force, attributing it to the reason for poor logistics and inadequate intelligence gathering and sued for cooperation from members of the public in furnishing the police with useful information to nip criminal activities in the bud.