The FCT Commissioner of Police CP Wilson Inalegwu has re-emphasized the need for FCT residents to continue to partner with the Police in fighting crime.
He enjoined them to always see police personnel as partners in progress, who are working round the clock to make FCT and its environs safe and secure for their habitation and for the discharge of their lawful day-to-day affairs.
He assured the residents that the police will always be alive to its constitutional duty of protecting lives and property.
Inalegwu seized the avenue to warn miscreants who have formed the habit of obstructing police personnel from discharging their lawful duty to immediately have a rethink and desist from such act or be prepared to be dealt with in accordance with the law.
“Members of the public should also note that obstructing police personnel from carrying out their lawful duty constitute a criminal offence that is contrary to section 148 of the penal code,” he warned.
Sequel to the above, the Commissioner of Police has described as unacceptable a recent move by some persons who attempted to stop police personnel on investigation activity from carrying out their lawful duty on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Pantaker Mpape.
To forestall a future occurrence, he has ordered a full scale investigation into the incident with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book.
Similarly, the operatives of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) attached to FCT Police Command on patrol have recovered a large sum of money concealed in a bag and hidden in an uncompleted building at a location around Zuba-Giri axis.
The commissioner said the recovery is an assurance to FCT residents that the FCT Police Command headed by him is alive to its responsibility and that the proactive crime fighting measure put in place by the Command is indeed yielding the desired result.
He told members of the public who might have lost some sum of money concealed in a bag should come to the Command Police Public Relations Officer with proof of ownership for collection.
“Such persons should come with proof of ownership including stating the exact sum of money lost, the denomination, the colour of the bag and the circumstances that led to the loss,” he said