The Ogun State Police Command has started making good its promise to partner effectively with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in the bid to reduce crime in the state. The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Ikemefuna Okoye on Friday handed over 28 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp to the State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Ogun State Mr Bala Fagge at the state headquarters of the Command, Eleweran Abeokuta.
The command’s spokesman, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi disclosed that the items were recovered from hoodlums in Makun area of Sagamu at a criminals den and from the cab of a taxi driver at Premeir area along Ayetoro road Abeokuta by policemen attached to the SARS and the IGPs Distress Call teams in Ogun State.
According to Adejobi, “it will be recalled that recently the IGP MD Abubakar released some patrol vans for distress calls to Ogun State and other commands all over the country for adequate patrol of nooks and crannies of the states. These vehicles, under the control of the DC OPS Ogun State DCP Abdulkadri Mohammed have been so responsive and proactive to yearnings and aspirations of the public in Ogun State”.
While handing over the items to the NDLEA, the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, reiterated his commitment to always partner with all security agencies in the state to achieve his goals in the area of effective policing.
In his reaction, the NDLEA Commander in Ogun, Bala Fagge, appreciated the police for its brotherly assistance towards the war against the use of drugs in the state. He also promised to always collaborate in all aspects to rid the state of hoodlums.
The event also yielded another fruit as the two agencies agreed to organise a joint operation and raid on the identified black spots all over the state.