The Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass on Tuesday highlighted the achievements of the Delta State Police Command from 1st July 2023 to date.
Addressing Journalists at a routine press briefing, the CP Abass said the Command under his watch, has made remarkable strides in tackling violent crimes and enhancing safety and security in the state, aligning with the vision and mission of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Olukayode Egbetokun.
The CP who began the press briefing with the announcement of a major reshuffling in the Command, including the redeployment of the then DPO Ovwain Aladja to Ekpan due to the volatile nature of the area.
He said as a result of these measures, Ekpan, previously troubled by crime, is now significantly safer, allowing residents to carry out their daily activities without fear.
He also said one of the notable achievements was the successful assessment and subsequent deployment of security strategies to address the rising cases of kidnapping along Jesse Road.
He stated that the “deployment included the DOPS Buffalo team, tactical teams, and the Command’s Special Anti-Kidnapping and Cyber-Crime Squad. This proactive approach resulted in the arrest of suspected kidnappers and the recovery of several assault rifles within a short period.”
To provide summary statistics of the Command’s achievements, CP Wale Abass listed the following:
He said the Command under the period in review arrested 13 kidnappers suspects, 7 armed robbery and suspects, 72 suspected cultists.
He also said 54 firearms were recovered, 9 kidnapped victims rescued, 286 ammunition recovered and 195 cartridges were also recovered.
The Commissioner expressed his gratitude to the State Government for its unwavering support to the Command.
He further applauded the collaboration and assistance of sister security agencies in achieving the milestones.
CP Abass extended his appreciation to the residents of Delta State for their continuous support, providing the Command with essential, timely, and credible information.
Furthermore, he took the opportunity to address the issue of jungle justice, urging the youth to refrain from such acts.
CP Abass emphasized that jungle justice is a form of self-help that is barbaric and perpetuates a cycle of violence and lawlessness.
He lamented that Victims are often attacked and denied fair hearing based on baseless allegations.