Arungwa Udo, the assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of Edo and Delta (zone 5) has solicited the support of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, in the fight against criminal activities in Edo State.
Udo, who made the appeal when he led other senior police officers on a courtesy call on the Benin monarch, assured of sustaining the existing peace and security in the states under his zone.
According to him, “We want to assure you that going forward; we are ready to deepen our relationship with you in service so that this era of your leadership will forever be remembered as being a peaceful one”.
He added: “Police are here for us to have a safe society and, at the same time, to bring to your attention that we are still here as servants in this kingdom. In any situation where we may err, we plead with you to speak to us as your own subjects, not throwing away the baby with the bathwater.
Responding, Oba Ewuare II pledged the support of the traditional institution in securing the lives and property of Nigerians.
“We will try to ensure that the baby and bathwater are not thrown away. We will do our best. God bless you and may your tenure be successful”, the Oba said.