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Police Rescue Abducted 15-year-old Girl, Arrest 3 Suspects In Bayelsa

Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the rescue of a 15-year-old girl that was abducted from the Okaka area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, leading to the arrest of three persons over alleged kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms and robbery. The newly deployed State Commissioner of Police, Asuquo…

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Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command on Wednesday confirmed the rescue of a 15-year-old girl that was abducted from the Okaka area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state, leading to the arrest of three persons over alleged kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms and robbery.

The newly deployed State Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, while interacting with media executives in Yenagoa, said the rescue girl,identified as Miss Anthonia Adoki was abducted by some unknown persons at about 2pm in the presence of the mother, Favour Maxwell.

According to Amba, “The serious crime unit operatives, immediately swung into action, raided a suspected criminal hideout behind Okaka Estate in Yenagoa. The victim was rescued and upon search of the hideout an English made revolver pistol was recovered.”

Commissioner Amba ‎also confirmed the arrest of three persons during a separate stop and search operation in the State capital,” On the 16th of 2017 at about 8am, one Ineye George and Tojobovieme,in company of three others now at large,robbed one Mohammaed Abdulahi along the Arietalin Street at gun point disposed him of his phone and the sum of N29,500 cash.The suspects have been arrested and investigation is ongoing.”

“On the 17th, 2017 at about 2.30pm, the Special Anti-Robbery squad operatives on a stop and search operations along the Elebele-Yenagoa by AIT arrested one David Perede with a locally made revolver pistol.”

‎Amba,who resumed duty as Police Commissioner few days ago, said the Police Command has recorded tremendous successes with arrest of armed robbers,recovery of firearms and arrest of suspects for unlawful possession of firearms.

Commissioner Asuquo Amba also unveiled the new security policy for the state Command to include democratic policing and the involvement of indigenes in the new community policing in the State.

He pointed that the prevailing crime in the state are, armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, rape, chieftaincy tussle and community disputes; and that high powered consultation has begun with various stakeholders with a view to establish functional community policing geared to embrace members of the community for better results.

The State Police Boss, averred that international standard and human right principles would be deplore in policing the state, distress calls would be responded to in order to restore public confidence in the force.

Amba emphasized that professionalism and compassion would be upheld in the discharge of their duties, while the anti-robbery squad, x-squad and provost marshal department would be profiled and invigorated.

Amba averred that in compliance with the Inspector General of Police stands, intelligent gathering would be given priority, as well as training and re-training of officers and men of the force towards imbibing the new direction, which is democratic policing of the state.

He extolled Governor Seriake Dickson for providing four APC to improve the operation of the state command and the initiative that police should be deploy to schools in the state to forestall cases of abduction of students.

Amba said the command would post security operatives in mufti to secure both private and public schools in the state.

The Police Boss reiterated that advocacy would be carried to schools through the office of the Police Public Relation Officer to discourage students from engaging in cultism and other social vices.

He submitted that any police found culpable of corrupt practice would be dismissed, pointing that bail is free, warned against road block, escorting contraband goods, such as bunkering and stolen national assets.

On the one day strike of tricycle operators, Amba said the police would enforce government directive to identify only three associations, while others would be encouraged to register before the January deadline; and those that deliberately took laws into their hands to stage protest would be arrested.

 

Source:Nigerian News from Leadership News

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