By Asuquo Edem
The commissioner of Police, Akwa Ibom State Command, Adeyemi Samuel Ogunjemilusi has sent a warning to the lawmakers of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly to desist henceforth from covering their car number plates as the law does not permit such.
CP Ogunjemilusi during a courtesy call on the Speaker, the leadership and members of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly yesterday tasked them to assist the command by cooperating to ensure that their plate numbers are in place as the command will start to impound all vehicles without number plates, and those without factory fitted permits with effect from today.
While assuring the lawmakers of his competencies, experiences, integrity and courage required to lead the State Police Command to make Akwa Ibom the safest in Nigeria and destination of choice for tourist and investors, CP Ogunjemilusi informed them that he was in the assembly to seek further collaboration for the command to achieve more.
He explained that the command had recently arrested sixty cultists and seventeen are presently facing court trials with the rest still being under investigation.
The super cop further said that two officers have been dismissed from the force for their involvement and are currently undergoing prosecution adding that they are committed to dismantling cultism and contain its spread while also putting an end to senseless killings and stamp out criminality in all forms.
In his response, the speaker of the Assembly, Barr. Onofiok Luke expressed the readiness of the assembly to partner with the Police Command through the enactment of legislations that would strengthen the duties of the force while also securing the lives and properties of the citizenry.
While condemning the increase in cult related activities, speaker Luke assured that the assembly was ready to cooperate with the Police Force to end the upsurge. He noted that the assembly would review the anti-cultism law of the State and urged the commissioner to send to the assembly through a memo areas of the law that required review.