The new Commissioner of police who took over from his predecessor CP Asuquo Amba, on Wednesday expressed gratitude to the governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson for the warm reception he received since he arrived Bayelsa.

In his speech, on the occassion of a courtesy call to the governor, the new CP gave commendations for the collaboration and support the police force has enjoyed throughout Governor Dickson’s administration which in his words accounted for Bayelsa State maintaining a dignified low national crime index ratio for the past six years and pledged to maintain the collaboration that exists between the people, the Police and the Government of Bayelsa State.

Awunah however adviced all Bayelsans not to politicize crime stating that a new Sheriff is in town and all criminals, their sponsors and collaborators will relocate.

Governor Dickson in his remark welcomed the new CP to Bayelsa state and expressed delight at his clear, firm and confident speech. He also used the opportunity to credit the efforts of security agents in fighting and reducing the crime rate in the state for the past six years of the restoration administration which accounts for the state’s consistent low ranking in the national crime index. Bayelsa is rated one of the safest states in the entire federation.

‘In this state and government, there is zero tolerance for crime, criminality, lawlessness and brigandage and we do not play politics with law and order’

The governor used the opportunity to warn all those criminals sneaking into the state that the state under this new CP will not be a safe haven.

In his words, ‘we will support this commissioner of police and his team to roll out a program of enforcement that will get at all kidnappers, all sea pirates, all vandals of strategic state assets, all those who foment crisis in communities, all those who are dealing with unlawful possession of firearms, all those who sponsor and collaborate with criminals and all those who are circulating prohibited and addictive drugs. Bayelsa will be very tough for criminals.

The event was attended by a team of senior police officers and Bayelsa state government dignitaries.

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