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Ex- Delta CP Charges States On Security

Posted: May 25, 2015 at 12:22 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Felix Igbekoyi Asaba

FORMER Commissioner of Police in Delta Sate, Ikechukwu Aduba, has decried the nonchalant attitude of some state governments in the country to security.

He stated this at the weekend in Asaba during the conferment of the traditional title of the Anyanwu-Ututu of Asaba and Odoziaku of Asaba on him and his wife, Chizor, by the Asagba of Asaba, Professor Chike Edozien.

The erstwhile police boss said the best way to tackle insecurity was to update the states with hard wires that could take care meet up with the urgency the current insecurity requires.

He said that if states like Osun and Ogun could buy new Amour Personnel Carriers, (APC), then, states like Delta should do the same and stop refurbishing its own APC?

He urged state governments to support the police with Pick Up and Hilux Vans which he described as utility vehicles.

Aduba, a member of International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) said it costs over $40m to buy one APC and that despite his series of requests as a member of the State Security Council while in Delta State, his advises were not heeded, but despite that, he was  able to subdue crime in the state.

The former police boss said he has been vindicated and appreciated by the title conferred on him by Asagba.

He said he was compelled to speak out on the state of insecurity in the country saying that when he was in Delta state, he worked tirelessly to make Deltans slept with their eyes closed.

Earlier, HRH, Obi Edozien thanked Aduba for a job well done while he was serving in Delta State.

The monarch said the occasion was dear to him and the people of the community because he was the sixth non indigene that has contributed greatly to the development of Asaba that was  given such title.

Sir Okey Ofili, former Head of Service, Delta State added that Aduba lamented some years  ago that robbery, kidnapping, cultism were gaining grounds in the state, but within two years, he resumed work, he was able to curtail the vices.