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Kwara Commissioner of Police bans unwarranted phone checks by police officers

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Earlier yesterday, The newly appointed Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, has called upon citizens to assert their constitutional rights and resist unwarranted phone checks by police officers on duty. Commissioner Adelesi delivered this message during her inaugural press conference held at the Force Headquarters in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

Commissioner Adelesi emphasized the importance of professionalism among police officers and cautioned against illegal and indiscriminate checking of innocent citizens’ phones. She stated that such actions would no longer be tolerated and would be met with consequences.

“The officers will be closely monitored to ensure they carry out their duties with a high level of professionalism, with particular attention given to protecting and promoting the human rights of all individuals,” Commissioner Adelesi asserted.

Furthermore, she urged citizens to familiarize themselves with their rights and encouraged them to stand up for those rights when faced with unlawful phone checks by law enforcement personnel.

As the first female Police Commissioner to serve in Kwara State, Commissioner Adelesi shared that her command has identified several prevalent crimes in the state and has devised a comprehensive strategy to address them.

“While Kwara State is known for its low crime rate, it is important to acknowledge that the Command still faces certain threats. These threats include kidnapping, robbery, cultism, intra and inter-communal clashes, as well as road traffic accidents,” Commissioner Adelesi explained.

She highlighted that the Command’s primary focus under her leadership will be crime prevention. To this end, the Commissioner outlined various measures, including intelligence gathering, intensified anti-crime patrols, collaboration with other security agencies, and the deployment of Quick Response Squads.

Recognizing the significance of technology in modern policing, Commissioner Adelesi emphasized the urgent need to enhance the utilization of information and communication technology (ICT) as a valuable tool for apprehending criminals and reducing their ability to evade capture.

The Commissioner pledged to strengthen collaboration between neighboring state commands to prevent criminals from exploiting interstate boundaries to carry out illicit activities. She assured the public that the police would fulfill their statutory duties with civility and firmness, without bias or favoritism.

Commissioner Adelesi concluded her address by reaffirming the Command’s commitment to making crime unattractive and unprofitable through collaborative efforts with relevant government and non-governmental agencies, as well as with the public.

The Kwara State Police Command is responsible for maintaining law and order, preventing and combating crime, and protecting the lives and property of citizens within Kwara State, Nigeria.

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