Commissioner of Police (CP) to Imo State Mr. Chris Okey Ezike, says police will not arrest any journalist reports that considering the hazards associated with journalism profession, Mr. Chris Okey Ezike, the newly posted Commissioner of Police (CP) to Imo State has assured that no media practitioner in the state will either be arrested or detained for executing his social responsibility roles to the society.

Ezike who said that he appreciates the enormous challenges of journalism practice in the country and the need for journalists to work in synergy, with the security agencies disclosed this in Owerri while familiarizing himself with media practitioners in the state.
He recalled that Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the nation’s Inspector General of Police has the fundamental imperatives of his administration to include robust fight against violent crime, focus on intelligence led policing, quick and timely response to distress calls and community engagement.

The Commissioner of police pointed out that in the course of his service as Police Officer to the nation that he has functioned efficiently and effectively in various capacities in different Commands and formations and promised to explore his past experiences to bring about good policing services to the good people of Imo state.
Ezike also said that his security mission and vision in the state is “To Reduce Crime and Enhance Safety and Security of the State” so as to ensure that the citizen of the state goes about their normal businesses without fear of any molestation.
He expressed his desire to provide qualitative police service to the people of the state, fight serious crimes of armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and other violently social disorders with renewed vigor, strength and commitment.

The commissioner of Police further assured his willingness to partner with the other security agencies and non-state actors in the professional and transparent manner as well as build a positive bridge between the police and Traditional Rulers, Local government Administrators, Imo Security Network, Imo community watch ad Community Vigilante groups.

That he would equally respects the right of the citizens and to abhor corruption and corrupt tendencies as well as develop and implement a Standard Operational Procedure (SOP) that will enhance coordination to distress management and consequently reduce response time.

Ezike further canvassed the need for high visibility policing that will offer the citizens the psychological assurances besides the physical certainty.
To achieve efficient and effective policing of the state, the New Commissioner of Police expressed his willingness to partner with other security agencies the media, civil society market organizations, tertiary instructions, corporate entities and the general public in his quest for a safer Imo state.

Ezike who just took over the state command barely one week ago has already achieved goldmines through strategic but offensive on slaught against undesirable elements.

Further more  within the period, he has arrested 10 kidnapping suspects, rescued 5 kidnapped victims, arrested 12 armed robbers and 2 cultism suspects.
It is pertinent to recall that CP Ezike just took over from CP Fredrick Taiwo Lakanu, now Assistant Inspector General of Police, Federal Operations, FHQ Abuja whom his successor has commended for good Professional services he rendered to the people and promised to build on his legacies.

Commissioner of Police (CP) to Imo State Mr. Chris Okey Ezike, says police will not arrest any journalist Commissioner of Police (CP) to Imo State Mr. Chris Okey Ezike, says police will not arrest any journalist Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Saturday, April 22, 2017 Rating: 5

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