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Edo CP threatens to dismiss officers who refuse to answer distress calls

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By Ehi Ekhator

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Folunso Adebanyo, has said that any Police Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers in Edo Sate who failed to answer distress calls from members of the public may be dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF)

Drunk policemanMr. Adebanyo issued the threat while decorating the 13 newly promoted officers yesterday.

The CP stressed that he has received several reports about some Area Commanders and DPOs refusing to answer their distress calls from the public.

He added that such attitude is unacceptable and could endanger the lives of the citizens.

He said “The police must be proactive and that is what the Inspector General of Police is saying every day. As CP Edo, I stay with my phone 24 hours because the IG or members of the public can call me at any time, so if I as CP answer all calls, who are you not to do the same?”

“Armed robbers, cultists and even those raping under age children must repent or leave this state. The police in Edo state will in this 2014 deal decisively with criminals. So I urge all officers to be up and doing because it is only when you show dedication to your duties that the bad once will know that Edo state is not a haven for them” he stated.

Speaking on behalf of the promoted officers, Chief Superintendent of Police Eze Gabriel said the promotion would propel them to work harder for the people of the state and Nigeria as a whole.

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