By Onome Oghenetega
The Ovie of Uvwie Kingdom, His Royal Majesty, Emmanuel Sideso, Abe I, says the traditional institution in Uvwie will support the fight against criminality by CSP Anieteh Eyoh, the new Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Ebrumede Police Division in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State.
Eyoh’s reign as DPO in charge of B’ Division, Warri, was instrumental to the return of peace to the oil city of Warri and commercial nerve centre of the state before his eventual transfer to Asaba, the state seat of power.
Residents of the area have, however, hailed his deployment to the council saying that his arrival portends good omen to the security of Uvwie as residents had been living at the mercy of criminal elements and suspected Yahoo Boys.
The revered traditional ruler, who spoke while receiving Eyoh and his entourage, who were on familiarisation visit at his palace in Effurun on Wednesday, said the deployment of CSP Eyoh to the council would greatly deepen the existing peace in the kingdom.
Abe 1, however charged the Ebrumede DPO to work with the Uvwie people to make sure Uvwie is peaceful and secured.
According to him, “You’re welcome to join us to fight crime. Uvwie today is very peaceful and calm and, of course, you must expect some pockets of crimes but Uvwie is peaceful. With people like you coming to join the train, I think Uvwie is very lucky.”
The monarch stated that the Palace Security Team had recently arrested a Chadian and was subsequently handed over to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for further investigation and prosecution.
The royal father while praying for the new DPO, he commended CSP Eyoh for the commencement of new buildings at the Ebrumede Police Station.
“I am happy you have the development of the police station at the back of your mind. I also want you to complete and commission the project. I will support you”, the Uvwie monarch assured.
…I have come to restore peace to Uvwie – CSP Eyoh
In an earlier remark, the new Ebrumede DPO, CSP Eyoh said his redeployment to the area will improve on the existing security structure in Uvwie local government council.
While stating that police officers alone cannot do the job of securing Uvwie, he solicited for the support of the monarch and residents particularly those living within the division to aid the police with vital information that will help secure the area from criminal elements.
He assured that his men would always discharged their duties in line with the relevant constitutional provisions in the Nigeria Police Act.
The DPO told the monarch and palace chiefs that he had commenced the construction of three beautiful edifices that would give the division a befitting look and enhance the security of the area. He, however, urged the people of the area to support his developmental efforts.