Police Inspector General Usman Alkali Baba on Wednesday inaugurated the newly established Police Department Headquarters in Ogele, Asa Local Government Area in Kwara State.
The former Ogele Police Post was upgraded to a divisional status, thanks to the concerted efforts of the people of the Ogele community led by the Aare of Ogele, Alhaji Abubakar Ishola Aare.
During the ceremony, the IGP sought the cooperation of Nigerians in the fight against banditry, kidnapping and all forms of violent crime in all parts of the country.
Represented by Kwara Police Commissioner Mr Tuesday Assayomo, the IGP said: “We need the cooperation of the public to tame the criminals in our midst.
“We depend on information the public gives us to prevent crimes and arrest perpetrators. You are not doing the police any favors by giving them information, but you are only helping yourself, because the criminals you refuse to expose will eventually arm you.”
He commended the people of Ogele for their commitment to the safety of life and property who communicated their decision to set up the appropriate structure that now houses the division’s police headquarters.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Adekimi Ojo, represented the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tuesday Assayomo, at the event.
Also speaking are the president of the Ogele community, Alhaji Issa Oniyo, and a former state legislator, Hon. Bolaji Amasa thanked the police hierarchy for approving a divisional police headquarters for their community.
The two leaders urged the people of the community to always provide the police with real and timely information, noting that safety is everyone’s responsibility.
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