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Delta State leaders "protecting" criminals

12 December 2013, 09:52

Delta  -  State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has warned community leaders against shielding criminals saying they risked prosecution.

He said the leaders were complicit in the crimes committed by the culprits.

“Elders and leaders should help to fish out criminals in their communities and should not protect or celebrate criminals because anyone caught doing so will be treated as criminals” he stated in Asaba during the Scorecard presentation to Nigerians by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar.

The governor noted that the state was not in support of “criminal attitudes” and would not condone such unwholesome acts.

He condemned the attitude of elders and people of Kokori community in the state who he said made it difficult for security operatives to arrest culprits engaged in kidnap and armed robbery.

He said leaders and elders in the communities who “celebrated” their children involved in criminal activities only portrayed their communities in bad light.
“This is bad especially when the state is doing all within its power to fight crime,” said Uduaghan.

The governor commended the police for employing community policing in the reduction of crime in the state.

“All the security agencies have ensured that Delta State is safe for people and organizations to carry out their business. The Delta State is safe. Criminal activities have been greatly reduced. This is as a result of the collaboration among security agencies in the state,” he said.

– CAJ News


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