Police Work More Than Crime-Fighting, Officers Need to Show Compassion — CP Onadeko

….donates items to physically challenged, motherless babies homes in Ibadan

The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko has said that being a member of the Nigeria Police Force is not only about crime-fighting but also to show compassion, lend a helping hand to people and contribute to the development of society.

Onadeko stated this on Thursday, during visits and offering of gifts of food items and toiletries to Oluyole Cheshire Home on Sango-Eleyele Road, and Omolewa Motherless Babies’ Homes at Oritamefa, both in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital city.

The police commissioner, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Abubakar Lawal, stated that apart from the gesture being part of corporate social responsibility (CSR) of the police, the purpose of the visit was to reach out to enhance community policing.

Onadeko said: “We are showing the populace that we are not only fighting crime, we also want to partner with the society, so that they will know we are contributing our quota to the development of the society.”

She enjoined residents of the state to remain peaceful, and reach out to the police if there are complaints, pledging that decisive actions would be taken immediately.

In his response, the Chairman of the Board of Management of Cheshire Home, Professor Oladele Layiwola, commended the police commissioner’s gesture, saying that it was the first time the Home would be given items by the police.

At Omolewa Motherless Babies’ Home, the Assistant Matron, Mrs Aderinola Oke, also expressed appreciation to Onadeko, stating, as earlier said by Olayiwola, that it was the first time the motherless babies’ home would be visited by police officers and presented with gifts.

She also offered prayers to the police commissioner and entire police workforce for exhibiting what she termed “humanity”.

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