Commissioner of Police in Rivers State CP, Olatunji Disu visited the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Rivers State Council with a call for better and continuous synergy.
CP Disu said he wants a better synergy between the Police command and members of the Council. CP Disu stated that he understands the job the Journalists do as the watchdog of the society and fourth estate of the realm for society.
CP Disu said he would work with Journalists, collaborate with them and be very accessible to journalists.
The Rivers Police Boss disclosed that he has a lot of respect for freedom of information as demonstrated when he had worked earlier as Commander, of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), where officers were trained to assist journalists in doing their job very well.
The Rivers Police Chief urged Journalists to bring complaints against any of his officers to his office and it will be adequately addressed.
On the reports of the alleged kidnap of a man by some police officers, CP Disu stated that he saw the report on social media and quickly swung into action, and arrested the officers who had contact with the man.
CP Disu explained that he is waiting for the alleged victim to come forward with his complaint so that the matter will be properly investigated.
The Chairman of NUJ, Rivers State, Stanley Job Stanley in his speech commended the Police for fighting criminality in the State.
Mr. Stanley disclosed that there was a time when residents could not sleep with their two eyes closed, but the development is a thing of the past now. He said nightlife has improved but the Police still have a lot to do.
The NUJ Chairman also suggested that the Police should properly screen prospective job seekers to avoid recruiting questionable characters as Police officers. The NUJ Chairman urged the Commissioner of Police to talk to his men to stop harassing journalists while accessing their state Secretariat along Moscow Road, Port Harcourt.
He acknowledged the sacrifice the Police make to ensure a safer society. Mr. Stanley commended CP Disu for visiting the Council stating that he is the first Commissioner of Police who has visited the Secretariat.BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis