In his avowed determination to change the crime narrative in Kwara State, Cp Mohammad Lawal Bagega psc, met with top management officers, heads of Tactical Units and Divisional Police Officers in the command, where he started his policing philosophy that will lead to the desired policing strategy of his dream in the state.
This was contained in a circular dated 9TH January 2021 which was issued and signed by SP Okasanmi Ajayi (anipr) Police Public Relations Officer Kwara State Command
According to the circular, this includes policing with fear of God and a human face. Officers should know that the main purpose of police existence in Kwara state is the people and as such, police officers must partner with relevant stakeholders in their respective areas of responsibility bereft of any acrimony but with mutual confidence and respect which will ultimately make their job easy.
Warning sternly that abuse of fundamental rights of the citizens would not be tolerated.
He also said that. illegal detention, extortion, and abuses in general by the men will be met with stiff sanctions, the Cp admonished the officers to be alert and be proactive, do more of intelligence-led policing, possess a positive outlook and change of attitude while working in line with the community policing strategy of the Inspector General of Police and in accordance with global best-policing practice.
CP Mohammed Bagega further emphasizes constant and sustained raids of criminal hideouts, prosecution of culpable suspects in such operations devoid of any pecuniary considerations.
In addition, He reiterated his support and defense of police officers and men doing the right thing while acts of indiscipline among any rank would be summarily punished.
Conclusively, he used the opportunity to thank the government and people of Kwara state for their support, cooperation, and partnership and solicited for more of such collaboration so that his desire for effective and efficient police service in the state becomes a reality, stating that criminal has no hiding place in Kwara.