Ogun State’s Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has called on traditional medicine practitioners in the state to help the police tackle “kidnapping and human parts” business.
The police boss made the call in Sango-Ota, while declaring opened a one-day workshop on Effective Policing: Role of Traditional Medicine Practitioners. The workshop was organised by the Police Community Relations Committee, PCRC, for the alternative medicine practitioners in the state.
The CP said in the briefing that the only way the police could succeed in providing adequate security for lives and properties is to maintain a cordial relationship with the locals, urging the people of Ogun to help the police with valid information where needed to fully eradicate crime in the region. On the cooperation with herbalists, the Police Commissioner, Iliyasu said:
“We have concern for security of lives and properties.For us to carry out effective policing we need first hand information.” “There are some people who believe that the only way they can survive is through criminal activities; we will hunt them down. We have got a new police, which is ready to protect the rights of the people.”
“We are here to make Ogun State stable, sanitise the society and say no to brutality. Make sure your hands are clean: regularise and formalise what you are doing.” “Help us to make the state free of kidnapping, cultism and dealings in human parts. Assess your clients to ascertain the genuineness and legality of the help they seek from you. “
“If you observe anything suspicious, contact the police and whatever information you give will be kept in confidence and do not settle matter at the corner. The era of pranks is over.” “Let’s hope this unlikely merger give positive impact on the battle to stop kidnapping in Ogun state. we are one. “