Police adopt technology to curb crime, extortion

Police adopt technology to curb crime, extortion

Authorities of the Bayelsa State Police Command has declared readiness to sustain the peace and zero crime level in Yenagoa and its environs with the adoption of technology and a rejig of security strategy in the state.

The Spokesman of the Bayelsa Police Command, ASP Musa Mohammed, who made this known during an interactive session with the media at the Nigerian Union of Journalists Secretariat, tagged “Long Table”, said the police have deployed the drone technology to monitor crime and also check some excesses of personnel during operations.

ASP Musa Mohammed disclosed that since the introduction of the drone technology, a series of arrests have been made, including the arrest of two policemen over alleged extortion.

He said the apprehended policemen are already facing internal disciplinary procedures and warned the public against offering bribes to the police.

ASP Musa Mohammed noted that the State Commissioner of Police, Alonyenu Francis Idu, who had served in Bayelsa and has a good knowledge of the terrain, has brought new strategies to combat crime head-on before they are committed.

Earlier, the State Chairman of the NUJ, Bayelsa Chapter, SamuelNumonengi commended the top echelon of the State Police Command for the sustained partnership with media to curb crime and criminality.

Numonengi described the media and the Nigerian Police as partners in the investigative duty of ensuring peace in the state and solicited more support to sustain the zero level of crime in the state.


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