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Rivers Police Command ensures people's safety

07 April 2014, 07:37Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Rivers State Police Command has inaugurated the Stakeholders’ Forum as part of efforts and strategies to ensure safety of lives and property in the area.

The State Commissioner of Police, Tunde Ogunsakin, inaugurated the forum by during a meeting with legal officers of banks in Port Harcourt.

The commissioner appreciated the banks for their efforts in supporting the command with the provision of adequate information that has aided police investigation of cases.

He spoke of the need to take the partnership to a greater level by urging members of the forum to strive towards ensuring that lives and property are protected in the state.

The legal officials raised some salient issues, particularly the need for the command to take note of the number of judgments decided against the police as a result of improper representation at the court.

The need for a designated office of the police to handle cases involving garnishee orders so as to reduce rigours involved in such cases was also highlighted. Other issues raised include, the shortness of time given by the police for information from banks to aid investigation and the need for police officers handling investigations to be more courteous in their approach.

Ogunsakin advised his guests to obtain his phone number and those of other senior police officers and urged them to use the relevant social media, associated with the police.

He expressed the commitment of the command to improve the capacity of the officers to carry out investigations and pointed out the structural challenge of the police as the peculiarity of transfers which he sees as a cause of some misconceptions in investigations.

– CAJ News

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