By Chidi Nkwopara
IN a recent public accountability phone-in radio programme on Ozisa 96.1 FM, Owerri, Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abutu Yaro, opined that fighting crime and criminals is not a one man business and should not be left to government and the security agencies alone. In his considered opinion, a societal approach to tackling insecurity remains the panacea, even as he assured the citizenry that “the Command has no plan to give criminals a soft landing in Imo State”.
His words: “It is all society approach in the sense that all of us, who are residents and citizens of the state, should be very proactive in taking citizen action and informing the police. It is citizen action by helping to arrest some people in the neighbourhood, who we know are criminally minded, or who are active kidnappers and handing them over to the police.” Continuing, the CP said that citizens have a constitutional right to arrest and handover the suspects to the police…
Source: Vanguard Newspaper