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Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

Prelate dismisses call for state Police

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By Osaigbovo Iguobaro Benin

The Prelate, United Baptist Mission of Nigeria, Reverend Osama Usuanlele has dismissed call for state Police in the Country.
Usuanlele who spoke at an interactive session with the Media in Benin City, said aside from the under-developed nature of the Country towards state police.
He said state Police may become a tool of oppression against Civilians by despite politicians seeking power.
He however recommended to the Federal government to better equip, and retrain police in contemporary challenges of policing.
“The fear is that, despite that we have the federal police, the state governors still use them the way they like, because the order is that the state governor is the chief executive of a state.
“It is a matter of giving instruction to the Commissioner of Police, and immediately he will swing into actions and begin to do the biding of the governor.
“In state police, the bulk stopped at the table of the state governor, i sis obvious that there will be abuse of power, abuse of privilege, but if again, those at the helms of the affairs.
“They can be well educated as to know their role of these state police, and to the duty they own the people, then they will be apolitical about it, be neutral, and they are taking the wider interest of the people not that it must support only their political party”, he said.

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