Edo state police Commissioner Philip Ogbadu has assured operators of commercial banks and other financial institutions in Edo state of police preparedness to provide security during and after their operations.
Commissioner Ogbadu gave the assurance when he received the Controller of Central Bank of Nigeria, Benin Branch, Mr R.D. Jumbo and his management team in his office.
The visit was part of an existing collaboration between the two agencies in Nigeria.
The Branch controller commended the efforts of the police commissioner to ensure adequate security in Edo state.
He acknowledged the support of the Edo state police command in securing Banks with particular reference to the violence that erupted in 2020 during the ENDSARS protest.
He said the police Command in Edo ensured that the CBN Benin Branch staff did not experience any mob attack as the police were readily available during the protest.
He appealed to the police commissioner to increase the patrol around the Bank premises, especially during peak hours as loitering and hawking around the bank are on the rise.
Responding, Edo state Commissioner of Police Philip Ogbadu said the various attacks on Police OPERATIVES would not deter the Command from performing its legitimate duties of protecting lives and property.
On rising cases of hawking and loitering around the bank premises raised by the CBN Benin Branch Controller, the police commissioner called for more vigilance from both bank staff and the security personnel in the bank.
He directed the Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of Operations, DCP Dantawaiye Miller, to ensure routine patrol around the bank.
The CP said the police would continue to work and fulfil its mandate to the people.
He warned that the Command would not allow hoodlums to take over the public space and assured police readiness to deal with criminal elements in Edo state.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.