Don't Force Me To Apply Stick In Place Of Carrots, Ogun New CP Warns Officers - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Don't Force Me To Apply Stick In Place Of Carrots, Ogun New CP Warns Officers

The New CP, Edward Ajogun addressing journalists on Thursday

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 
ABEOKUTA - The new Commissioner of Police in Ogun state, CP Edward Ajogun has warned officers of the state police command to refrain from any form of misconduct as well as  other acts that  will force him to apply force on them. 

CP Ajogun reminded the officers that they are public servants and under democratic dispensation they must always bear in mind that the people own the police. 

The new police boss stated this on Thursday during the handing over ceremony from the outgone Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson held at the Police headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta. 

He said any act of misconduct would be viewed seriously.

The police boss assured the people of the state that the entire workforce would be driven and guarded tirelessly towards making Ogun state a better place to live and invest in. 

He vowed that, the police under his command would take the battle to the dens of kidnappers, cultists, drug dealers, and sea pirates, traffickers.

"The command will however, be decisive in handling violent conducts, especially where lives and properties are threatened. Even in such situations,  we will try as much as possible to counsel, warn and appeal to the persons involved to maintain the peace, disperse peacebly and seek alternative dispute resolution rather than engage in violence and destruction. 

"I therefore have no doubt that I will once again enjoy your loyalty,  trust and dependability. Rest assured that I will continue to play the father figure role you have always associated with me,  especially in the area of your welfare,  hoping that none of you will through misconduct force me to apply the stick in place of carrots.
The new and outgoing CP exchanging pleasantries

"Let therefore quickly remind all policemen that they are public servants and that every member of the public deserves their respect, and that any act of misconduct will be viewed seriously.  I therefore appeal to the general public to reciprocate by giving back to policemen deserving respect and cooperation. After all,  what is good for the goose is also good for the gander. "

Earlier the outgone Commissioner for Police,  CP Kenneth Ebrimson thanked the State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun for his logistics support  towards providing patrol vehicle, power bike and communication gadgets.

He therefore charged the officers and men to extend the same support given to him to the new CP.

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