Police Launch Operation ‘Eagle Net’ Following Change Agenda

Police, eagle net, change agendaThe Delta state police command has formally launched a new anti-crime outfit tagged Operation ‘Eagle Net’, aimed at complementing already existing outfits in the state, in the fight against every form of crime in the society.

Launching the outfit at the Officers Mess Okwe in Asaba the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zaina Ibrahim, said it was part of the command’s untiring strategies to ensure that criminals are completely driven out of the state for the peace and safety of Deltans.

Assuring the public of a thorough dedication to its mandate, the Commander of Eagle Net, Dimka Usman, said he would ensure that no member of his team is involved in corruption while discharging their duties.

Earlier on, the command launched the state anti- corruption crusade, which was said to be in accordance with the directive of the Inspector General Of Police for every command to key into the Federal Government’s “Change Begins With Me” campaign, aimed at fighting corruption.

While some suspects were paraded for various crimes bordering on kidnapping, sea robbery, armed robbery, cultism and murder, the command pledged it’s unalloyed commitment towards an improved service delivery to Deltans.

One of spectacular cases was that of an alleged plan to kidnap one Mary Kurbu, aged 77 years, by her nephew known as Francis Kurbu and other members of the gang.

According to the police, the arrests were proactively done after a tip off.

They however advised all criminals to denounce crime as according to them, “the eye of the eagle can see from afar when in search of its prey”.

Urhobo Leaders Support Buhari’s Corruption Fight

Urhobo-Corruption-Muhammadu-BuhariLeaders of the Urhobo ethnic group in Delta State have pledged their support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade.

The leaders, under the aegis of the Urhobo Political Movement, voiced their support at a solidarity rally to protest the alleged abandonment of some projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) in the oil-rich state in south-south Nigeria.

The Chairman of the group, Obiuwevbi Ominimini, lauded the recent appointment of one of their own, Mr Samuel Adjogbe, as the Executive Director of Projects, representing Delta State in the board of the NDDC.

He described the appointment as another form of fighting corruption, most especially in the areas of project abandonment caused by embezzlement and misuse of funds.

The group expressed optimism with the development, as they looked forward to a sustainable development for not just Delta State but the whole of the Niger Delta region.

Amosun Tasks Electorates On April 11 Polls

amosunOgun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on the electorate in the state to repeat their performance in last Saturday’s Presidential elections, come April 11 when they would be voting for House of Assembly members and the state governorship candidates.

Senator Amosun in a statewide broadcast, praised voters in the state for showing good character at the polls.

The governor is urging the electorates to vote candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC), to consolidate on the development and transformation currently being recorded in the state.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to improve the electoral process, as the Governorship and state House of Assembly elections is due to hold on April 11.

Meanwhile, the people of Ogun have demanded the re-fertilization of the economy and especially the anti-corruption crusade, to put the country on the path of growth and progress.

ICPC Takes Anti-Graft Campaign To Higher Institutions

ICPC UNABThe campaign against corruption and corrupt practices is being taken to institutions of higher learning.

Part of this initiative includes the recent inauguration of an Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit, ACTU, at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in Ogun State.

During the 6th edition of the ACTU forum, held at the institution in the Ogun State capital, prominent anti-corruption campaigners challenged university administrators to lead the effort in their domains.

The President of Campaign for Democracy, Joe Odumakin, in her speech, decried the low level of integrity among Nigerian students.

“Gone are the days when it was a thing of shame for you to be caught cheating in an examination hall. What we have today are pictures of a miserable society that is not only digging its own grave but is even writing the scripts for funeral rights.”

The Head of the ICPC in Oyo/Ogun states, Olusesi Olukile said, “The psycho-social and political culture of corruption in the society at large has crept into the educational sector, thereby crippling the values of integrity, honesty, excellence, transparency, accountability and fairness.”

Odumakin, however, also challenged anti-graft agencies in the country to be more responsible and responsive to their constitutional responsibilities.

Members of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta community including teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as students assembled for the launch of the ACTU in the school.