Defence & Security

Journalists important in fighting crime, says CP

Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of the Lagos State Command, CP Sylvester Alabi has said that any society that undermines the strategic role of journalists in fighting crime would be doing so at its own peril.

Alabi made the remark while interacting with the newly elected officers and members of the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) at Mike Okiro Press Centre, Ikeja Lagos at the weekend.

The Police Commissioner noted that experience had shown that enforcement of the law by the police and dissemination of relevant crime information would not be possible without journalists.

He restated his commitment to always collaborate with journalists and crime reporters in a bid to promote a crime free society.

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Alabi also assured the visiting Crime Reporters that his administration would always carry them along as strategic partners in law enforcement and crime fighting.

He congratulated the new Executive Committee of CRAN headed by Mr Lekan Onabulo, assuring them of his cooperation.

While commenting on the recent ban on commercial motorcycles in Lagos by the State Government, the CP said as law enforcement agency, his Command has been complying with the directive of the government.

He, therefore, enjoined journalists and crime reporters to fully cooperate with the police in terms of crime reportage.

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