Outgoing AIG Ahmed Illiyasu with Aare Onikoyi of Yorubaland, Otunba Tomori Williams, after the Commissioning of Borehole and Water Treatment Plant Provided by Chief Williams, on Tuesday
Community Policing: AIG Iliyasu commends Aare Onikoyi of Yorubaland, Otunba Tomori
The outgoing Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Command Headquarters, Ahmed Iliyasu, has described Aare Onikoyi of Yorubaland, Otunba Tomori Williams as a critical partner in community policing in Lagos and Ogun States.
AIG Iliyasu stated this on Tuesday at the commissioning of borehole and water treatment plants donated by Aare Onikoyi of Yorubaland, Otunba Tomori William to the police, Zone 2 command, Lagos.
The occasion also witnessed the presentation of N1 million by a members of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Zone 2 to two Police Inspectors that rejected officers that rejected N1 million bribe
According to the Police boss, Aare Tomori has been a critical stakeholder in the security architecture of the Zone adding that he had provided logistics and assisted the command over the years.
AIG, Iliyasu, said community policing has gained precedence as a strategy for effective security and crime prevention in communities in Lagos and Ogun states.
He added that community problems are best known by the society while the role of the police is to serve efficiently to solve the problems and embrace the community members as critical stakeholders that expect quality service.
“It is obvious fact that security is everybody’s business and the need for a result-oriented collaboration of the type we have with PCRC Zone 2 will further strengthen our resolve to work together, take a very inclusive look at problems in our community and rely upon community police collaboration to proffer solution.
The police boss who said no country could progress without internal security added that with the assistance of all stakeholders, Zone 2 Command Headquarters has been the most peaceful in the country.
In his remarks, Aare Tomori said the occasion was meant to celebrate AIG Ahmed Iliyasu describing him as a wonderful man and a professional officer.
He said ‘’We are here to add value to the Nigerian Police because there is no way government can absolutely fund the police without assistance from members of the community’’.
‘’I love to impact positively on my immediate environment without necessarily seeking for any gratification. My attitude is that if you’re privileged to be blessed by God the best thing you should do is to give back to humanity, so I prefer giving back to my society’’, he stated.
Aare Tomori who said Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), was established 37 years ago thanked AIG Ahmed Iliyasu, saying it is only God that can reward him and his family for what he has done for the community.
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