Khadijat Saidu, Birnin Kebbi
The Kebbi State Police Command has commenced two-day training for its personnel on modern methods of investigation and prosecution of cases.
Declaring the training workshop open at the Command’s headquarters in Birnin Kebbi, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Magaji-Kontagora, commended the organizers of the workshop
The commissioner observed that the training was apt and timely in view of its importance to case determination.
He said: “There is no better time than now for a workshop like this to be held, in order to keep our detectives abreast of modern methods of investigating cases in line with international best practices.
“In the same vain, the Kebbi State Police Command under my watch will continue to organize workshops seminars, and conferences, not only in the areas of investigation and prosecution of cases, but in civility to members of the public, crowd control, and others.
“This is with a view to refreshing the memories of personnel to discharge their duties effectively, most especially during the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.”
The Commissioner assured facilitators and participants that the command would do all within its powers to ensure a conducive environment for cross fertilization of ideas, as well as robust discussions.
He advised the participants to take advantage of the opportunity the training offered, by acquiring knowledge and utilizing it in order to move the command and the Police to greater heights.
Earlier in a welcome address, the Deputy Commissioner, of the Crime Investigation Department (CID), Dare Ogundare described investigation and prosecution as one of the cardinal aspects of police duty.
Dare, however, noted that thorough investigation was key to securing convictions in courts, hence the need for training of personnel to achieve the set goal.
However, the training, for Area Crime Officers (ACOS), Divisional Crime Officers (DCOS), and Investigation Police Officers (IPOS), was organized by the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID).