Why criminal cases fail in court – AIG

Why criminal cases fail in court – AIG

By Michael Ofulue
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police  Zone 11, Mr Adeleye Oyebade has identified lack of proper investigation by the Investigating Police Officers (IPOs) and lack of intelligence-led-policing as  the major reasons why criminal cases fail in court.

Oyebade who warned policemen against shoddy investigation of criminal matters brought before them, said so many cases taken to the court by the police have been reportedly struck out due to lack of diligent and proper investigation.

Oyebade spoke while addressing officers, rank and file of the Ondo State Police Command who converged on the Police Headquarters along Igbatoro road in Akure during a one day familiarization visit of the police helmsman to  the state.

Oyebade who is AIG in charge of zone 11 comprising Ondo, Oyo and Osun states, charged  the officers to step up their investigations in any criminal case reported to them, adding that the  police authority would no longer tolerate reports of throwing their cases away due to lack of proper and diligent prosecution.

The Police helmsman said operations ‘Puff Adder’ recently launched in the state is to address and tackle heinous crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, cattle rustling, burglary and cultism.

He told policemen that the lnspector-General of Police has approved the  establishment of Zonal Security Stakeholders Forum which he said will consist critical stakeholders such as representatives of governors of the three states in the zone.

According to him, the leadership of Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), relevant stakeholders and other segment, of the society are members of the forum which he said would help solve crime related issues in the south west zone of the country.

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While saying the police would tighten security in Igbokoda in Ilaje local government of the state through the use of Marine Police, assured that the police authority in collaboration with the state government will tackle criminal activities happening in the  riverine areas of the state.

He enjoined all policemen to eschew all corrupt practices and cue into the new transformation of IGP Adamu which is intelligent-led-policing and professionalism in the discharge of their daily duties.

Welcoming the AIG to the state, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Undie Adie hinted that the Command has been able to checkmate crime and criminality happening in the state and brought it to a tolerable level.

He commended the efforts of the state government for providing numerous supports in the area of logistics, just as he promised to ensure that operation ‘Puff Adder’ gets to the grassroots through the efforts of Divisional Police officers (DPOs) and  the support of royal fathers.

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