.. arrested 124 Suspects and impounded 284, 540 Litres of AGO
The State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ondo State Command Dr. Hammed Abodunrin while addressing news men in Akure on Friday 14th January said the Command handled about 1725 cases altogether in 2021.
Some of the cases include illegal dealing in petroleum products (19), malicious damage of farmlands (17), illegal mining activities (10), illegal operations of Private Guard Companies (2), stolen prepaid meters (8). Other cases are robbery (12), missing child (11), sexual assault/rape (27), child trafficking (5) and job racketeering (3).
In the year under review 124 suspects were arrested by the Intelligence and Investigation Department and 20 of the cases are still pending in the court. 284,540 litres of petroleum products were recovered while 9 trucks were impounded alongside with 4 wooden boats from the Coastal area of the State.
Also our Anti-Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration and Gender Unit handled 185 cases, 140 arrest were made with 4 of the cases transferred to NAPTIP and 2 transferred to Ministry of Women Affairs and 157 of the cases were settled/resolved. The Command was able to use Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve 305 cases in the year 2021.
The Command under the leadership of Commandant Abodunrin witnessed transformations in many other key areas.
Some of the trainings conducted in 2021 to enhance the capacity of the personnel in discharging their duties effectively include firefighting and prevention training aimed at upscaling the skills of personnel in fire prevention and management, a 4-day management staff training to upscale the strategic leadership and professional skills of management staff, Anti-fraud training for personnel aimed at equipping the staff in handling cybercrime and other related vices professionally.
As part of her advocacy on personal security, the Command embarked on free Public Security Education to Federal Government Girl’s College, Akure where about 300 staff and 2000 students were trained on personal security and awareness.
The Command Private Guard Company Department also organized a 1-day training with the Management, Staff and security guards of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin on personal security and intelligence gathering at the premises of the Institution with 96 staff trained and certificated.
As part of the Corps oversight function, a stakeholder’s seminar and training was organized with delegates from all the registered private guard company in the State present. Certificate of participation and first aids kits were given to all the companies.
In the just concluded year, 38 Special Female Squad were tactically trained to respond to school protection in the State and 42 Rapid Response Squad to tackle crimes promptly. With the inauguration of a Cybercrime Forensic ICT Training Centre in the Command, crime can be solved in record time.
It is also worthy to mention that the Command enjoyed a seamless working relationship with other sister agencies in the State and this could be seen before, during and after the yuletide period as we collaborated to keep the State safe.
The Command helmsman gave full assurance and readiness of the Command to double effort in discharging her duties professionally.
As crime and criminalities are becoming more and more sophisticated, the Command has devised several security strategies to combat the new trend.
The Command is also planning to give journalists in the State free training in Personal Security and Peace Journalism
While seeking for more robust relationship and partnership, Commandant Abodunrin on a final note lauded the Governor of Ondo State Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu SAN for the relentless and unflinching support of the government in providing necessary avenue for the Command to function effectively.
He advised the general public to continue to give credible intelligence as the Command is poised to serve the people better in the new year.
ASCI Daniel Aidamenbor
Public Relation Officer
NSCDC, Ondo Command
For: State Commandant