10th March, 2021
By Jethro Ibileke/Benin
Police operatives serving in Edo state who deviate from the standard rule of engagement as set out by the police authorities will be handled in line with the extant laws.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Philip Ogbadu, gave on Wednesday when he met with the leadership of Edo Civil Society Organisations (EDOSCO), and other rights groups in the state.
Issues bothering on security challenges, police reform and how to strengthen police-citizen relationship were discussed at the stakeholders’ meeting.
Cases not handled satisfactorily by the police in the past were also raised with the CP by the civil society groups and individuals present at the meeting.
Ogbadu who directed all such cases be reexamined, assured of regular meetings with the civil society community, with a view to establishing synergy that could bring the best of police operations in the state.
The interim chairman of EDOSCO, Bishop Osadolor Ochei, led other members of the group, including the interim TEC Secretary, Comrade Keshi St Lawrence, Comrade Omoruyi Egharevba, Comrade Osazee Edigin, the immediate past Public Relations Officer and Comrade Patience Okafor, to the meeting.