From: Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure
The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) has pulled its weight
behind the call for introduction of state police in the country,
describing it as the only measure to prevent crime in the grassroots.
A leader of the national body of the organisation, Mr. John Okedoye, who spoke in an
interview with Daily Sun said introduction of state police will reduce
the rate of crime in the country.
He said the organisation has made its position known to the Federal
Government, stressing that “the earlier the Federal Government
introduces state police, the better for the security situation of
Okedoye who decried the rate of crime in the country, said the PCRC
will soon organise a national security conference to address the
problem of insecurity in the country.
The PCRC boss stated that “State police is the only solution to
insecurity in this country. We need Police officers who understand the
language, culture and tradition of the people to serve and not those
that are strange to the environment where they work.”