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No place for corrupt police officers, criminals in Edo, says Kokumo


Edo Police Commissioner, Kokumo (right) inspecting recovered ammunitions

Edo State Police Commissioner, Johnson Babatunde Kokumo, has expressed his readiness to reduce crime to the barest minimum in the state.

He, therefore, warned corrupt police officers and criminals to desist from their acts, as there was no place for them in the state.

He made the commitment against the backdrop of upsurge of criminal activities in the state before he assumed office as police commissioner.


Kokumo said the command was ready to partner with professional groups, the hunters’ association, community leaders and other security agencies to fight crimes in the state.

He urged members of the public to share vital information with the police for adequate security checks, stressing that it was better to share information in fighting crimes than acquiring AK 47 riffles.

“We will ensure synergy and collaboration for internal security. The command under my leadership hates corruption and has zero tolerance for human rights abuses,” he said.

Kokumo told journalists at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Benin City, that he was seeking the support of relevant government agencies and the judiciary in the fight against crime and delivery of criminal justice administration.

He noted that all the reforms in the state police command were targeted at restoring public confidence in the force ability to provide adequate security for all and sundry.

He added that police would ensure that crime suspects arrested and prosecuted, saying cases for which the police did not have the right to grant bail would be charged to court promptly.

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