For acts of exceptional service to humanity and commitment to the ideals of the Police force, the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has honoured the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) attached to Federal Housing Estate police station in Calabar, CSP Joseph Inuyashi, and fifty others.
In an event in Calabar, weekend, PCRC National Legal Adviser, Dr. Godwin Okafor, who represented the national chairman, Dr. Faruk Abdullah Maiyama, noted that the PCRC was impressed with the selected officers who he said had done well by showing exemplary leadership qualities.
Okafor advocated restructuring of the nation’s security architecture for the good of the nation, saying by so doing, lapses in the architecture would be overhauled and activities of bandits terrorizing the nation curtailed.
Speaking while handing over the laurels to the award recipients, the Cross River State Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan, said the recognition in form of award of honour was as a result of outstanding performance by the serving officers.
“The officers standing on the row are men who have distinguished themselves in their field of discipline. This award is coming to you for your stride in crime fighting,” the CP stated.
Also speaking, a traditional ruler in one of the communities in Akpabuyo council area, Chief Etim Bassey, said he had known DPO Inuyashi during the officer’s stay in Akpabuyo as a DPO.
He described him as a dogged police officer who is dedicated to crime fighting, and ensuring that the population of youths involved in criminality is drastically reduced.
“Inuyashi is one policeman known for crime reduction. He has empowered many young men and provided means of livelihood for the young people so that they do not indulge in criminality again,” Chief Bassey said.
Our reporter gathered that apart from Inuyashi, other officers honoured included Abdulhameed Awodi who is the head of the Anti-Kidnapping / Anti-Cultism Squad, CSP Victor James Usang of Ikom Division, SP Elemi Bassey Edet of Obanliku Division, SP Ibrahim Abubakar of CFTZ division, and CSP Egede N. Jacob of the Efut Division.