By Emmanuel Udom
Adekunle Adeniyi, divisional police officer of Ifo police station Ogun State, today appealed for a closer police-community partnership in tackling criminalities from all fronts.
The appeal is coming even as some persons have described, rightly or wrongly that Ifo is the meeting point for illicit drug users, rapists, ritualists, cultists, and political thugs.
But, Adekunle, a chief superintendent of police speaking during the commissioning of So-Safe Corps security post at Bungalow 1, Ifo, said police authority holds dear the concept of community policing.
He therefore called on bales, traditional rulers, chiefs, community development association officials, members and residents of Ifo to, to always fish-out suspected criminals in their midst and hand them over the police or any security outfits.
Ifo local government area is a big and the bales, chiefs and traditional rulers should appeal to the police authorities on the need to create police area command or more stations to tackle criminalities, a resident, who is a retired police officer said.
So-Safe Corps area commander for Ifo/Ewekero local government areas, Fatai Akinsola, in his response assured the police Ifo and the entire state that officers of the paramilitary outfit will continue to work with the police in tackling criminalities at various communities.