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CP Cross River Stresses Need On Community Policing, Role Of Stakeholders

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By Ita Williams

In a press briefing held on Monday at the state headquarters, Diamond Hill, Calabar, the Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command, CP Gyogon Augustine Grimah, addressed the media on the state’s crime prevention efforts in the year 2023.

During the briefing, CP Grimah stresses the need for community policing and the role of stakeholders in maintaining peace and security in the state.

He commended the efforts of the Cross River State Government for their support in ensuring the smooth operation of the Nigeria Police Force in the state.

The Commissioner spotlighted some of the achievements of the command, including the arrest of several armed robbery suspects and perpetrators of violent crimes.

He also announced the establishment of a Complaint Response Unit to address grievances against police personnel and improve accountability within the force.

“We have overhauled our crime prevention machinery with community policing as the pillar of this strategy. Our efforts and energies are focused on the prevention of crimes and the successful apprehension of offenders that would test our resolve,” said CP Grimah.

The Commissioner urged the public to continue supporting the police in their efforts to maintain peace and security in the state. He also called on criminal gangs to choose the path of peace and embrace legal ventures for the betterment of society.

CP Grimah expressed confidence in the command’s ability to maintain Cross River State’s reputation as the most peaceful state in the country.

He thanked the media for their continued support and encouraged citizens to report any suspicious activities to the police for prompt response.

CP also assured commitment to combating crime and ensuring the safety of residents in Cross River State.

The Commissioner during the briefing stated that from 1st January to December 31, 2023, the Command has recorded 521 incidents of crime out of which 2732 cases have been charged to court, 413 cases were successfully prosecuted, 364 cases were convicted, 35 cases were discharged, 229 cases were pending trial, 103 cases were transmitted to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP)

Meanwhile, 13 suspected criminals who were arrested while committing various crimes in different locations across the state were paraded at the command.

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