The Rivers State Commissioner of Police,CP Olatunji Disu on Thursday 30,November,2023 paid a courtesy visit to the Controller of Nigeria Correctional Service(NCS) in Rivers State .
In his address CP Disu said “I am here today to introduce myself,management team and other senior officers to you.I came to ask for cooperation between both sister agencies,to strengthen partnership between the two organizations .
“I want you to know that at any time we are ready to cooperate with you,your command and at the same time we ask for the same.
“In all,we ask for better synergy between the two organizations because the prisons is very important partner, because all the product of all we do ends with you.Any Policeman knows the importance of prisons service.
“Prisons can help us end some cases quickly.Alot of information still comes from the prisons.Experience has shown that most suspect when they come out from prisons are soften, they come out with confessions and make attempts to correct their ills.We want to solicit for all assistance we can get from you” .
In his remarks, the Controller of Nigeria Correctional Service in Rivers State Felix Lawrence said the Police is our friend,is our brother.Nigeria Correctional Service works hand in hand with the Police .
He appreciated the effort of the CP in finding time to come to the NCS.
Mr Lawrence stated that the visit shows they are working towards one goal of national security.
“I have being working with the Nigeria Police,we have the Police in our correctional centres in Rivers State in charge of the external security and Nigeria at large .Information gathering and investigation is continous one even when inmates are in the custody .
“When I receive letter from your various offices for further investigation I do not hesitate to give an express approval .Sometimes we also give the Police credible information that will nip crime in the bud”
He assured the CP that the cooperation will be all encompassing.
Our correspondent reports that the Commissioner of Police was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner of Police,Operations and some senior officers.
High point of the event was presentation of a token by CP Disu to Controller of NCS in Rivers State.