By Raymond Osho
ABEOKUTA: Barley 24 hours of assumption of office, the new Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, Edgal Oluwole Imohimi has set up a “Citizen Complaint Hot Centre” to check-mate the activities of police in the state.
The Commissioner explained that the development was the Command’s way of rebranding the police force in the state and to identify the policemen who do not operate in tandem with the Command’s vision.
While speaking to Journalists at the Command’s headquarters in Abeokuta, the state capital on Tuesday November, 19, 2019, Imohimi decried the incessant misconducts among police in the state, stressing that the development would decimate the unlawful acts.
The Commissioner equally vowed to vehemently deal with any police found in an unjust act, adding that he would ensure that he and his men would police the state, prioritising the security of people of the state.
According to Edger, “It is a center opened 24/7 so as to report the activities of my men. If u see anyone who is misbehaving just call any of the numbers either in your local Egba dialect, English, Hausa or Igbo. I want to assure you that your complaint will be taken and actions will be carried out. I want to assure you that I will sanction any erring member.”
He stressed, “Any policeman or woman who asks you for money before your matter is being taken just call the number. If your right is being infringed by police just call any of the numbers.”
The hot line to call if any police is found in any act against the law, Imohimi disclosed are: 0708-1970-735, 0708-3817-391, 0818-9009-113, 0816-4684-395, 0805-8701-189, 0806-4751-658 among others.
Imohimi’s philosophy as police he said, “Is community policing and safety partnerships.
“Everybody knows that the Nigerian police efforts to rebrand the police force are yielding positive result. One of the things that we must do to win back trust and confidence from the people to report police misconduct to us.
“We are aware that we have bad eggs among us just like we have good ones we have bad ones so we want to flush out bad ones out of the system. “