June 24, 2024

#OBA #AKIOLU Advocates for #Community-Police Synergy During #DIG ALABI’s Visit

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#OBA #AKIOLU Advocates for #Community-Police Synergy During #DIG ALABI’s Visit

#OBA #AKIOLU Advocates for #Community-Police Synergy During #DIG ALABI’s Visit

In a significant endorsement of community involvement in law enforcement, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, emphasized the critical role of public cooperation during a courtesy visit from Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG Sylvester Abiodun Alabi.

Addressing the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), the monarch, a former police officer himself, declared, “There is nowhere in the world where police is successful without the cooperation of the community. Let the police continue to be involved with the people.”

The former policeman who is now a first-class traditional ruler said: ‘There is nowhere in the world where police is successful without the cooperation of the community. Let the police continue to be involved with the people.’

While appreciating the IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun and the police management team for the visit, the monarch emphasized that the concept of security is not for the Police Force or security agencies alone, the entire community must be involved.

Responding, The Deputy Inspector-General of Police representing South-west, DIG Abiodun Sylvester Alabi affirmed the need for interface with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective community policing in the country, adding that his visit was in line with the directive of the IGP for the six DIGs to tour their regions to assess security situation and come up with strategies to deal with such. He added: ‘There is no society that is crime free, as you all know. Crime is a galloping phenomenon. Today, it can be brought down to almost zero level. Tomorrow, there is that tendency for it to be up again. It is now left for us to go back to the drawing board and re-strategize and emplaced strategic policing plan to deal with it decisively,’ DIG Alabi said.

#OBA #AKIOLU Advocates for #Community-Police Synergy During #DIG ALABI’s Visit

The disciplinarian par excellence, DIG Alabi will continue his tour across the Southwest throughout the week.

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