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Published On: Tue, Dec 4th, 2012

We have Reduced Crime to Minimal Level – Delta State DCP


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…..Says  peace and night life has returned to Delta State
By Oghenekevwe Laba
Delta State Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Taiwo Lakanu has revealed that the tense security activities launched by   Delta State Police Command gainst kidnappers and armed robbers for the past six  months has drastically reduced the criminal activities in the state to minimal level.
Speaking to Urhobotoday in Lagos recently  at the premises of Lagos Television (LTV), Agidigbin, Ikeja, Lagos, after receiving an “Exemplary Award in Crime Combat” from Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) disclosed that the police in Delta state had been on ground for the past six months. He disclosed that they had arrested no fewer than 600 criminals made up of armed robbers and kidnappers in the same period.
According to Lakanu who was described by Crime Reporters as crack crime fighter during his stay in Lagos State, “We are really doing a lot. We have been on ground for about six months now and we have really achieved a lot. We have arrested over 600 kidnappers and armed robbers. We are still on it. You know it is a social problem.  But we are trying our best to ensure that people live peacefully.  We are making arrest every day and we will keep on arresting them.”
Lakanu who said the Officers of the Delta State Police Command have been keeping sleepless night and working round the clock to ensure that people sleep peacefully, enjoined the people of Delta State to go about their normal legal business as the police are on ground to protect their lives and property.
“I am more than satisfied with the rate at which peace is fast returning to Delta State. We keep sleepless night. We hardly sleep. We work round the clock to ensure that people sleep peacefully.  We are always on ground and we have achieved a lot.  There will always be crime and we will always be there to put it under control. But I am assuring you that we have reduced it to minimal level.  Night life in Delta State is back. People go around to do their job peacefully without any form of harassment from criminals,” Lakanu who was a crime buster in Lagos State before he was transferred  to Delta State assured Deltans, just as he maintained that they would keep up sustaining the achievements they have made so far.
Thanking CRAN for bestowing such a glorious award on him, Lakanu said even if awards are flying  around, he cannot ignore an award from journalists.
“I thank the organizer of the event. There are series of awards flying around, but there are some awards you cannot ignore. You can never ignore award from journalists.  To my colleagues, I want you to know that if you work in Lagos you can work anywhere. Whatever you are doing you may not appreciate now, but when you work harder you will appreciate it,” he advised.

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