Cooperation between residents and security agencies agencies has been described as a major panacea to curb crimes and criminality in Ogun State, hence members of the public have been enjoined to provide timely and accurate information to always assist at nipping insecurity in the bud across the State.
The State Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson accompanied by other Security Service Chiefs in the State made the remark while addressing community members during a joint show of strength patrol through Dalemo, Agbado, Matogun, Olambe in Ifo Local Government Area.
Lauding residents for their show of support and vigilance during the lockdown period, Ebrimson admonished them not to complicate investigation process by engaging in jungle justice for suspected criminals before handing them over to Security agency.
He further warned against raising false alarm, describing such as unethical practices capable of raising unnecessary tension in other neighboring communities.
Ebrimson pointed out the need for landlords and community heads to always engage the nearest police station in night vigilance activities with a view to complementing police efforts in their respective areas.
In their separate remarks, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Women Affairs, Hon. Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo and the Chairman Transition Committee, Ifo Local Government, Hon. Fola Salami acknowledged the efforts of the various security agencies at ensuring the security of life and properties as well as the prompt response to distress calls during the lockdown period in the local government.
They appealed for the deployment of more manpower to complement the existing workforce, with a call for establishment of more police stations and posts to further making the local government a safe choice of destination for law abiding citizens and investment opportunities.
In the joint patrol team were the Police, Army, Customs, Immigration, TRACE, Civil Defence, DSS, So-Safe and others.