Bayelsa state commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba has attributed his success in combating crime to the help of Governor Seriake Dickson, men and officers of the command.
The police boss made this disclosure while exchanging views with newsmen in his office in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.
According to him, the governor’s support for the state police command gave them more courage to fight against armed robbery, stealing and public disturbance to the barest minimum recently in the state.
He stated that he knew the Niger Delta region perfectly which is an added experience for policing Bayelsa state through the sensitization of the people; it brings traditional rulers, youths, prominent people closer to the police command.
By so doing, he has succeeded in relating with the people who divulge information freely for the police to get result, adding that he has no room for indiscipline and corrupt tendencies and vowed never to be compromised.
Mr. Amba said that he goes out on patrol duty personally with his small police car as part of combating crime and criminality in the state. Not only that, he goes on radio to sensitize the public although, some people criticized the police for their shortcomings and if it is reasonable he apologized while he corrected others on the wrong impression they have about the police.
Mr. Amba who served more than 15 years at the Police Force Headquarters, United Nation assignments in Estimo, Liberia including several years of working experience in various police commands in Nigeria, now introduces the 7a.m. radio broadcast within the state police command with a view to access the achievements of the command daily, adding that the broadcast can enable all policemen to know up next.
However, he told newsmen that the command is profiling cult leaders such as Greenlanders and Iceland’s in the state which he has identified, stressing that he would sensitize them to know that cultism is illegal.
He can personally invite them for a meeting soon and anyone found wanting after the meeting could be dealt with. This does not mean that arrests of cultists have not been made so far; some are already in detention to be paraded, he concluded.