The chief of staff,Imo State Government House,Ugwumba Uche Nwosu said Imo state Governor,His Excellency ,Owelle Rochas Okorocha has through his master touch in goverance attracted the presence of all the security agencies to the state ,thereby eradicated crimes .
Nwosu was speaking after conducting the inspector General of Police,Mohammed Idris and his entourage round some Government facilities in the state.He said their presence in the state was panacea needed to completely eradicate crime from the state.
Part of the event that featured during the IGP’s visit included the commissioning of the Police Technical Intelligence Unit in has(one out the four in the country)and inspection of progress of work at the police college of Finance and Administration and the police specialist Hospital donated to the Nigerian Police by the Imo state Government, all domicilled in Ogboko,ideato South LGA .
Nwosu also used the oppotunity on behalf of His Excellency Owelle Rochas Okorocha to appreciate the Inspector General and the entire hierarchy of the Nigerian Police for accepting to partner with the state on the hospital and other projects and for approving Police squadron for the state .
Chief Nwosu noted that by 2011,before Owelle Rochas Okorocha took over the reigns of power in the State,Federal Government Presence was totally lacking in the state which the Governor promised to attract and expressed satisfaction that he has been able to fulfill the promise.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Idris Kpotum had while fielding questions from newsmen said he was in the state on the invitation of the Imo State Governor ,Owelle Rochas Okorocha to commission the police Technical Intelligence unit and inspect progress of work at the Police College of Finance and Administration and Police specialist Hospital .
He thanked the Governor for providing them with the large facility and said they will expand it more to accomodate other needs.
IGP Idris Kpotum expressed the need for the security around the school establishments and noted that the technical intelligence unit will help to nip kidnapping and other crimes in the bud in the south east region while commending the cordial relationship between the Imo State Government and the Nigerian police .
He said the police under him has been encouraging particioation of communities in policing and encouraged religious,traditional,community leaders to involve deeply in crime fighting by always organising programmes to sensitize their followers on the damages of engaging in crime and reporting criminal elements found in their areas of the police.
The IGP was accompanied on the visit by the commisioners of Police of Abia and Anambra states as well as recieved by Imo state Police Commissioner Ezekiel Ezike .
PRO to the Chief of Staff IMGH.