13 June 2012

Nigeria: Delta Assembly Seeks Redeployment of Anti-Kidnapping Squad Boss

Asaba — The Delta State House of Assembly has faulted the released of CSP Dickson Adeyemi, who is in-charge of the state's Anti-Kidnapping Squad, calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to prevail on the Inspector General of Police to redeploy him from the state. About three months ago, Adayemi was accused of aiding and abetting criminals, particularly kidnappers in the state, and was arrested and taken to Abuja for interrogations. But, he was later released and returned to the state.

The Deputy Majority Leader, Johnson Erijo, in a motion, urged the president to direct the Inspector General of Police to reopen investigation into the matter and the activities of other police men in the state. Most of the lawmakers, who spoke in favour of the motion faulted the manner by which Mr Dickson Adeyemi was released. The legislator alleged that after Adeyemi was arrested and taken to Abuja, kidnapping reduced drastically in the state, but that it increased immediately he resumed duty. They flayed Parry Osayande for the release of CSP Adeyemi, calling on the former DIG to resign if he can no longer perform his duties.

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