The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Police Command, Zanna Ibrahim, has stated that all his actions and decisions are always informed by genuine and unimpeachable concern for the enthronement and sustenance of peace and tranquility in all parts of the state.
The CP stated this while responding to a press release issued by Ogbe-Ijoh kingdom entitled, “Ogbe-Ijoh Kingdom frowned at planned arrest of Ogbe-Ijoh Leaders”, published in some daily newspapers in which he was accused of bias in handling the crisis between Ogbe-Ijoh and Aladja communities.
The Commissioner of Police noted that the Delta State Police Command has been at the forefront of brokering peace, including deployment of men to the areas for close to eight months and the clearing of the bush that usually provided cover for the belligerent youths.
While noting that the orchestrated negative and irresponsible media hype are subtle forms of intimidation aimed at distracting the Command from its sole focus at fostering peace in the area, the CP vowed to bring to book every person or group of persons, no matter how highly placed, beating the drums of war and rubbishing every effort made so far towards peace in the two communities.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Police Command has refuted a publication in one of the dailies (name withheld) of July 4, 2017, captioned, “cultists dispossess 5 policemen of phones, cash in Ughelli,” authored by Perez Bresibe and wish to state categorically that, the report is totally false, baseless and misleading as no such incident took place.
Accordingly, the statement said “the Command did not immediately respond to the report because of the need to properly investigate the authenticity of the report.
Nosa Akenzua, Asaba