Edward Nnachi, Abakaliki
The new Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Mr Musa Kimo, has said reports that he was sent to work for the opposition in the state is false.
Kimo stated this on Monday in Abakaliki, the state capital, while speaking to journalists on the vision and mission of his command.
He urged members of the public to dismiss such insinuation.
He said, “When the head is perfect, other parts of the body will be perfect. As the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, is allergic to corruption and anything that is anti-social, so are we.”
He said policemen were servants of the people and would do what was within international best practices to ensure that people were safe, stressing that there was no cause for alarm.
Kimo added, “Any police officer that chooses to do otherwise is on his or her own as they are expected to be polite, courteous and civil in their approach to all law-abiding citizens.
“Political actors should play by the rules of the game because the police would not fold its arms and watch people fail to play by the rules.
“People should obey the law of the land as we would draw centrifugal forces together to ensure that everyone operates within the law.”
He also warned the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra to jettison their alleged plan to harass, intimidate and molest law-abiding citizens with its sit-at-home order.
“I want to assure law-abiding citizens not to be afraid, to go about their legitimate business as cogent security measures have been put in place to guarantee their safety.
“Parents should warn their wards not to engage in any outlawed activity because those that do so would meet their waterloo,” Kimo warned.
The new CP also cautioned “unscrupulous elements” in the state to desist from acts capable of pitting them against the police as, according to him, his men would not allow criminal activities in the state.
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