BY SIMON EBEGBULEM
BENIN—THE new Commissioner of Police in Edo State, Mr. Foluso Adebanjo, Monday, assumed duties in the state with a warning to kidnappers and armed robbers to relocate from the state or meet their waterloo.
Adebanjo took over from Mr. Hordi Muhammad, who acted in that capacity since October 2012. Adebanjo, who was Commissioner of Police in-charge of Anti-Bomb Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja, said he was already aware of the crime situation in the state and vowed to tackle the problem.
He said that he knew the state earlier while he was Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration, Zone 5, Benin City, and expressed his readiness to tackle crime in the entire state and make it a safer place.
Addresing officers of the Command at the state Police Command Headquarters, he noted that “kidnapping and armed robbery were the major crimes in Edo State. I was here before as Deputy Commissioner of Police Administration, Zone 5, so I have a good idea of the state. I will advise armed robbers and kidnappers to change their ways and be responsible to the society as they cannot find a home here.
“If they don’t want to change, then they should relocate because we will come after them in full force,” he stated.
Warning officers to live up to their responsibilities, Adebanjo said the command will not tolerate any form of indiscipline. He also warned against indiscriminate use of fire arms by his men.