The Commissioner of Police, CP Ogbadu Aliyu Philip and senior police officers of the command had met with the interim leadership of Edo Civil Society Organisations and other civil rights groups in the state earlier today in a bid to creating a platform for synergy between the command and the civil society community.
The Interim TEC Chairman of Edo Civil Society Organisations, Bishop Osadolor Ochei led other members of the group to meet with COMPOL in a stakeholders’ meeting wherein various issues that bother on reforming the police institution and the strengthening of police-citizen relationship was emphasized.
The COMPOL assured of regular meetings with the civil society community going forward in ensuring that the established synergy brings about the best of police operations as he also promised to ensure that any officer deviating from the standard policing rules will be handled in line with the extant laws.
Other civil society groups and individuals present raised various cases that were not handled satisfactorily by the police with the COMPOL even as security challenges facing the state were also deliberated on. The COMPOL directed all of such cases to be examined and assured that criminal elements in the state will have no hiding place.
Other members of EDOCSO present in the meeting were the Interim TEC Secretary, Comrade Keshi St Lawrence, Comrade Omoruyi Egharevba, Comrade Osazee Edigin, the immediate past Public Relations Officer and Comrade Patience Okafor.
Comrade Keshi St Lawrence
EDOCSO Interim Secretary