Mr. Chris Ezike, is now the new police commissioner for Abia State. Ezike took over from Mr. Anthony Ogbizi after a brief handover ceremony at the command’s headquarters in Umuahia.
Ezike, who solicited the support of Abia residents to help him in policing the state and effectively fight crimes, maintained that it takes the cooperation of the members of the public and the efforts of the police operatives to achieve success in the policing job.
“I’m coming from the community policing background where we believe that partnership with the community and setting the agenda together will for a better public safety and a better society.
“I don’t intend to do less in this state because I’m here to serve and I will discharge my responsibility to the best of my knowledge and ability.
“The Police work is a community service in all it ratification, from road traffic control to crime control, security management, intelligence gathering and control, they are all for betterment of the society”, he said.
He charged the police operatives in the state to cooperate with him and discharge their duties creditably.
He said, “Whenever you find yourself as an operatives, I expect you to do the evaluation of the situation and apply the best policing principle that will not compromise the integrity of the Nigerian police and infringe on the fundamental human rights of the People you are detailed to police but add value to them.
Earlier he thanked Ogbizi for serving the people of the state, adding that he left the state better than he met it.
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