Ali Muhammed, Delta State Commissioner of Police

Security: Nigeria Police Commissioner removes 3 DPOs from office for negligence

*The Delta State Commissioner of Police says this development will serve as a warning signal to other errant officers that are not ready to buck up in tackling crimes in the areas

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Against the backdrop of the current widespread security challenges across Nigeria, Ali Muhammed, Delta State Commissioner of Police (CP), has removed three divisional police officers (DPOs) in the state over what he called security lapses in their respective jurisdictions.

The State Police Commissioner, who disclosed this Monday, February 22, 2021, during an interaction with journalists in Asaba, the state capital, gave the positions of the affected persons as DPO Warri, DPO Sapele and DPO ‘C Division’, Asaba.

It will serve as a warning signal to others that are not ready to buckle down to tackle crimes in the areas, said Muhammed.

He stated:  “Let me make it clear that any division that records more than three robbery and kidnapping cases, such  a DPO will be removed immediately.

“And I have started with DPO Warri, DPO Sapele and DPO C Division, Asaba. I have removed them to serve as a deterrent to others that are not ready to sit up.”

When warning Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in Delta State against any act that could jeopardise his security architectural vision and mission in the state, Muhammad restated that “I came to Delta to work and not to stay in the office and watch hoodlums take over the state.

“This is not only for DPOs alone, its applicable to my Area Commanders. Anywhere in your jurisdiction that we have cases of armed robbery or kidnapping for three times, I will show you the way out.

“The rate of crime in Delta State within these few weeks is alarming, and I will not let this continue.

“I am not here to stay in my office, I’m here to work and drastically reduce crime to the barest minimal.”

Crime has no jurisdiction, and officers must work in synergy to ensure that hoodlums are brought to justice, he noted.

The new Commissioner of Police added: “I have done it before and it will be replicated in Delta State; I shall make the state unbearable for criminals to stay.

“Delta State is not safe for criminals and anyone caught shall face the wrath of the law.”

He, however, advised officers indulging in acts that may embarrass the force, to turn over a new leaf or have themselves to blame in the end.

Muhammed, therefore, appealed to Delta residents to always cooperate with the police and provide them with information that will help them fight crimes.

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