Police Warn Kidnappers, Rapists,Others To Steer Clear Of Schools In Ogun - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Police Warn Kidnappers, Rapists,Others To Steer Clear Of Schools In Ogun

Police in Ogun State have read out a Riot-act to Kidnappers, rapists and other criminals, to steer clear of school environments in the state, or be ready to face the wrath of the law

Edu-Biznews recalled series of abduction of students from various school boarding facilities by armed bandits, particularly in Niger and Kaduna States in the Northern part of Nigeria, where several students of secondary schools were abducted by Kidnappers who demanded ransom for their release    

But the Ogun State Commissioner of Police, Edward Ajogun warned  criminals to desist from  such act, saying they will be seriously dealth with by his men 

Ajogun who read the Riot-act  during the recent stakeholders' meeting on school security, held at the office of the Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, assured that the State Police Command had deployed adequate personnel and necessary gadgets to combat any criminal activities such as molestation, rape, kidnapping amongst others.

The Police Chief also frowned at smoking, selling and drinking of alcoholic drinks very close to school premises, saying that such businesses around the learning environment can only cause harm and hinder the learners' academic pursuits. 

Ajogun charged all and sundry to join hands with the State Government and Police Force by reporting any suspicious activities capable of threatening the peaceful co-existence of people or that may lead to unrest. 

His words"It is the responsibility of Police to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the citizens. As part of our duties, we owe schools and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology that responsibility to ensure that schools are protected.

According to him,"Policing is everyone's business. It is true that the Police is there but we also want the school authorities, as well as parents, to be alert about the security of their children and wards. The Ministry and Heads of Schools should conduct security survey of Schools in order to enhance security", 

Also the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu noted that schools are supposed to be places where students learn without any encuberances. He affirmed that government will not allow anything that may disturb teaching and learning activities in schools.

Arigbabu who commended the Police Commissioner and his team for being proactive on security matters, assured parents that the Prince Dapo Abiodun-led administration would not rest on its oars in putting things in place, to ensure the safety of school children.

Speaking, the President, All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, Dr. Olubunmi Womiloju, appreciated the police  for their usual support and prompt response. 

She appealed to parents to compliment teachers' efforts by training their children on moral lessons.

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