Sapele gives red card to criminals
*Asks them to relocate or face their water loo
By Etariode Omamo
Hard times await criminals, cultists in Sapele local government area as security agents including community leaders are poised to put an end to their activities in the area through a synergy.
The Deputy Commander, Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) Mr. Asini Sunday, who addressed journalists in Sapele soon after making announcement throughout Sapele metropolis and its adjoining villages, saID “we were directed to tell the bad boys to stop their criminal activities or
face the wrath of the law if arrested”.
“The security groups and the community leaders have deided to flush out all bad elements from the community, this action became necessary due to the prevailing crime rate in the Local government area which was once very peaceful”.
Commander Asini explained further that “Mr. Olokpa Harrison, Ovwore Community President and Mr. Goddey Okpako, Amukpe district President in conjunction with the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) after a security meeting with the Duke of Amukpe agreed that we should go
round the community to announce to bad boys in the area such as cultists, armed robbers, buglers kidnappers to get out of the community or meet their waterloo”.
Mr. Asini who also doubled as the Deputy Commander Sapele vigilante zone 1, said anyone caught fighting with dangerous arms, will be arrested and prosecuted in the law court just as he advised parents and guidance to advise their children and wards to desist from crimes and never to follow bad gangs that could possibly put them into trouble.
Mr. Harrison Olokpa, Ovwore Community President said “ as leaders we cannot keep our hands crossed while our youths are drifting into crimes on daily basis thereby jeopardizing the peace of the law abiding citizens, hence we are taking this decision that criminals must leave us alone”.
Sapele residents who spoke with journalists applauded the efforts of the community leaders and the security agencies in their effort in stemming the tide of crimes, pledging to lend their support to their activities by getting the criminals arrested.
The Sapele Divisional Police Officer Mr Ekong, could not be reached on phone to comment on the situation of crime in the area but a source close to the police maintained that the Sapele police and other sister agencies are equal to the task of flushing out all criminal elements
from the local government area and it environs.