immediate past Commisioner of Police in Federal Capital Territory FCT, Mr Wilson Inalegwu yesterday said that Abuja residents can now sleep with their two eyes closed based on security measures put in place during his tenure.
Inalegwu said this during the handover ceremony to successor
CP Alkali Baba Usman, who until yesterday was a CP in Delta state.
New FCT police chief, during the takeover ceremony promised to build on the legacies of his predecessor.
Inalegwu who is now posted to Police Training College Kaduna said that although there were several security threat in the city during his tenure, his men were able to put in check the threats and ensured adequate security for residents of the the FCT.
CP Usman stated, “I am coming in today (yesterday) as a new FCT Cp from Delta state. My predecessor has briefed me on his handover notes. I will study it and where there is need to adjust, I will do and where I have to sustain, I will do. Partnership in prevention and control of crime is important and I believe we will all do it together because security is everybody’s business.
“I am going to operate an open door policy so that I will take impute from members of the public. The outgoing CP is my friend and partner in crime prevention. He is now going to police college, Kaduna but we will continue to work together and I think he (Inalegwu) is the right choice so that you will train those who will come out and join us. To the management team, I want us to work together so that if I fail, all of us have failed but if I succeed, all of us we share in that success.
On his part, the outgoing CP, thanked God and the government of the federal republic for the opportunity to serve as the FCT police chief.
Inalegwu said he came in at a very challenging time, the time political activities were on the top gear towards the 2015 general elections. “We had the privilege of having a successful election in the FCT and the presidential election. This year, we conducted FCT area councils’ election and all these came without significant troubles.
CP Inalegwu admitted that there were several threats to attack Abuja but due to synergy with other security agencies. “There was a period we had serious security challenge coming from two notorious criminal gangs. One, the Denis Avaungwa group and the Smart group. These criminals were attacking housing estates and tormenting FCT residents. The police rose to the challenge and today, we thank God that FCT residents can go to sleep with their two eyes close.
“The command had a good relationship with all the security agencies in the FCT, the SSS, the civil defence, the army garrison command, name them and this partnership has paid off. We also had several town hall meetings and the people made their imputes. We have developed a working relationship with transport unions like NURTW, SECDAA, RTEAN, Abuja painted taxi and the rest. The media partners have been wonderful.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that CP Inalegwu’s choice to go to Police training college, Kaduna is to go and mould the new recruits in the current police recruitment.

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