NEWLY posted Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State, Mr Wilson Inalegwu , has assured of zero tolerance to crime and criminality, saying they will discharge their duties based on the constitution of the country. Inalegwu, who said the command would respect the fundamental rights of citizens, pointed out that the Police Act confers the statutory duty of enforcement of all laws on the police and
that the command will be guided by it. The commissioner stated this while meeting with journalists in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, saying “We shall be guided by the law of the land, the Police Act 1990 gives us the power to enforce all laws and this we shall apply in all situations.’’ The new CP warned all criminal gangs, especially ‘yahoo boys’ and ‘Indian hemp peddlers’, saying the command will make the state uncomfortable for them so that the society will be free of criminals and attract investors.
“We are going to study the law, look at the provisions in line with what the constitution says. We will also look at the powers of the police to know what to do under this circumstance,” Inalegwu said. Inalegwu warned those he described as ‘yahoo boys’ and those peddling Indian hemp at various hot spots in Ado- Ekiti such as Atinkankan, Ojumose, Oke Ila and other areas to desist from such act or face the wrath of the law. “I can’t be a commissioner of police in a state and people will be defrauding innocent citizens or hawking Indian hemp openly. These are unacceptable and my men shall surely go after them”. Speaking about the recent bank robbery in Otun-Ekiti in Moba Local Government Area where five persons were shot dead, the police boss assured that the perpetrators shall be arrested soon, saying his men are already on their trail. Inalegwu also gave a matching order to his men to arrest and charge to court those covering the number plates of their vehicles, adding that “no section of the law permits anybody to cover his number plate, including the president”. He said his men will soon be stationed at strategic locations to conduct stop and search on motorists. “I will also employ static motorised and foot patrols to deal with criminals, so that those intending to invest in Ekiti can freely do so”, he assured. While appealing to bank chiefs in Ekiti to install CCTVs in their banking halls, he also called on all hoteliers operating in the state to keep proper identities of their customers and make such available in investigating critical issues bordering on security.


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