Khadijat Saidu Birning Kebbi
Police in Kebbi have arrested one fake medical Doctor who works with a private hospital called DDG located at a mechanic village in the state.
Briefing newsmen at the Police Command in Birnin Kebbi, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmed Magaji Kwantagora said one Yusuf Omotayo Abdulfatai of the old mechanic village, Birnin Kebbi, was apprehended and handed over to the Police at SCID, Birnin Kebbi, by the staff of Ministry of Health, Kebbi State, in possession of certificates reasonably suspected to be forged documents and was parading himself to be a Medical Doctor working with a private hospital named DDG Medical Centre, Birnin Kebbi.
In the course of the investigation, many suspected items including forged and fraudulent documents were recovered and the suspect confessed to the commission of the crime. The suspect will be arraigned in court for prosecution accordingly.
Similarly, Police personnel attached to Warrah Police Station with the help of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Warrah Motor Park, arrested 3 persons in possession of currency notes worth the sum of Seventeen Million Naira (N17,000,000), reasonably suspected to be counterfeit.
The suspects are Faruku Zubairu, Ibrahim Musa, and Salisu Mohammed all of Gungun Tawaye and Chupamini villages, Ngaski LGA of Kebbi state respectively.
The investigation has been completed and the suspects will be charged to court for prosecution.
In light of the above, CP Kwantagora commended the officers and men of the State Police Command for their professionalism, dedication, and commitment to duty which informed the State Command to record the above-mentioned successes.
With reference to the 2023 General Elections, he said the Police, as the lead security agency in the election security processes, have the statutory obligation to ensure the maintenance of security, law, and order, with the active support of other relevant security agencies.
CP Kwantagora also said Kebbi State Police Command under his watch has been organizing workshops, seminars, and conferences bothering on Electoral laws/Human rights violations, civility to members of the public, crowd control as well as the arrest of electoral offenders, with a view to refreshing the memory of its personnel and to acquaint them with the best international policing standard.
He also said the Command has always been warning its personnel to be neutral and apolitical; while discharging their duties during the forthcoming 2023 General Elections.
He noted that severe disciplinary measures await any erring Police Officer before, during, and after the electioneering period.
Consequently, he said threat analysis has also been conducted, whereby all the trouble areas in the State have been identified and the Police tactical teams and other security agencies will be deployed in those areas with a view to forestalling any unforeseen circumstances in the state.
In view of the foregoing, CP Kwantagora, therefore, advises against the use of youths for any form of violence and thuggery that will truncate the electoral process in the State as this will not be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly.
He however reminds all political parties to resort to legal channels in order to address any grievances as prescribed by the law. Equally, political parties and their candidates should not cease to publicly declare their firm commitment to abiding by the verdict of the polls. In order to accomplish this, political parties must know that they have a primary role in educating their supporters to promote peace, dialogue, and consensus he said.
He commends civil society, religious and traditional leaders for their important roles in this national assignment. He, however, said it is their neutrality that will allow them to act as a link between the politicians and its society, so that, the pursuit of political objectives does not create social or religious implores to the point of pitting groups against one another,” he noted.
He equally urged the media, to be guided by their ethics of professionalism when disseminating information, “this period, your actions are important as well as delicate, “your responsibility for the success of the entire process cannot be underestimated.
“As you are keenly aware, whenever you publish information or make statements of facts, please be guided by your professionalism. You are the guardian of truth for the people and do not allow yourself to be manipulated by any other interest”
“In this crucial role, be aware of the pernicious effects of promoting subversive declaration and counter declarations, “he added.
While congratulating the electoral commission for its successful actions so far, CP Ahmed equally encourages the commission to further intensify its efforts, particularly in relation to the timely release of its corporate communications as well as their critical elements going forward.