A new commissioner of police for the Bayelsa police command, Mr. Uche Anozia, has assumed duty with a declaration that his fight against crime will revolve around respect for rule of law, intelligence driven and community policing.
Mr. Anozia, who assumed duty on Saturday, said his strategy will be in adherence to international best practices with a view to restoring public confidence in the ability of the police to discharge its constitutional duty creditable and create a safe environment in interest of all and sundry.
Anozia, who admitted that the media practitioners in Bayelsa State, are critical partners with the Police Command, to fight against criminality in the state, “it is apposite to inform you that my leadership style will be intelligence-driven and anchored on community policing.”
“In this case, I shall crave the support and active collaboration of civil society groups such as community leaders, relevant youth organisations, religious leaders among others, to rid the state of criminal elements.”
He admitted that on his arrival in the state, he was briefed of the prevailing crime categories in the state, “such as cultist, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, inter and intra communal dispute, among others. i have charged my officers to pick up the gauntlet, and proactively uproot crime and criminals in the state.”
On the recent relocation of the national and state assembly election petition tribunal to Abuja over alleged poor security in the state, Police Commissioner Uche Anozia, declined comment.
The newly deployed commissioner of police, Mr. Uche Anozia, said though he heard about the relocation of the tribunal, “We would not reveal our strategy at tackling the issue of crimes and criminality in the state.”