By Augustine Ehikioya
To boost conducive learning environment, the Commissioner of Police (CP), Delta State Command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has assured that everything will be done to provide adequate security at the Delta State University, Abraka.
He gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy visit to the school on the 11th March, 2022.
According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer,
Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA), the CP was warmly received by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Andy Ugochukwu Egwunyenga and the management of the University during the visit.
The statement said “The CP in his remarks noted that the University environment is one that must be policed properly as it comprises of vulnerable youths who needs to be properly guided against Cultism, internet fraud and other related practices that will affect them negatively.
“The CP assured the VC and management of the University that the Command is ever ready to partner with the school in order to achieve a conducive and peaceful environment for the staffs and students.
“The CP also noted that as community policing driven officer, the need to partner with all stakeholders cannot be over emphasized.
“He urged the management of the school to reach out to the DPO or the Area Commander whenever the need arises and if they don’t get the desired results, the office of the CP is open 24 hours to handle such issues,” it stated.
The Vice chancellor in his remarks said that the CP’s visit is first of its kind in the existence of the school and also noted that the Commissioner of Police is a “goal-oriented Police officer who has his agenda well spelt out and is sure the security in the State under the administration of CP Ari Muhammed Ali will be a very solid one.”
The statement also said that the Commissioner of Police also visited Abraka Police Station where he had brief lecture with officers and men of the Division.
“The CP lectured them on the need to be civil while dealing with members of the public, noting that Abraka and its environs is a university community where majority are students, hence very important to know that policing a student community may not be entirely the same with policing a commercial community.
“The CP said students can easily ignite crisis if they are not properly managed, noting that students are our children, brothers and sisters and must be handled with care (Human face).
“The CP warned in strong terms that extortion of any kind, involvement in crime, fraternizing with criminals, violation of human rights will not be tolerated as any Officer found wanting will be decisively dealt with.
“He also emphasized on the need for policemen to neatly and smartly dress as it will determine how they will be accessed by members of the public,” the statement stated.