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Obaseki’s aide assures newly deployed Police CP of support to curb cultism

2 Jan 2024

L-R: Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Youth Affairs, Mr. Shedrack Udugbai; Edo State Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adegboye, and Senior Special Assistant to Edo State Governor, Mr. Christopher Ojeikere, during a courtesy visit at the Edo State Police Command in Benin City.

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The Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Youth Affairs, Mr. Shedrack Udugbai, has assured the newly-deployed Edo State Commissioner of Police, Funsho Adegboye, of the State Government’s support to curb cultism and other crimes across the State.

Udugbai gave the assurance when he visited the Commissioner of Police at the State Command, in Benin City, to discuss ways to tackle incidents of cult-related killings in the State.


Addressing journalists after the visit, he said Governor Obaseki was worried about the recent incessant cult-related killings, as he is concerned about the security of lives and property, adding that the visit to the State Command is to seek collaboration with the Police.

The governor’s aide said the Commissioner of Police had assured that the State Command would collaborate with the youths to put an end to the incessant cult related killings in the State.

According to him, no society can make progress in an unsafe environment, and appealed to members of the public to support the efforts of government and the Police to ensure that the State is safe for every law-abiding citizen to live and thrive in.

On his part, the Commissioner of Police, Adegboye expressed delight on the visit, noting that youth involvement in curbing cultism, armed robbery and other forms of criminal activities, cannot be overemphasized.

He pointed out that with the assurances of full support of Governor Godwin Obaseki, and collaboration with the youths and other members of the public on providing credible information, the war on cultism will be won in the State.

The Police Commissioner warned that anyone involved in any act of violence would be arrested and prosecuted.

He assured members of the public that any information given to the state command would be treated with utmost confidentiality, noting that the State Command will partner members of the public to provide credible, viable and actionable information to the Police, in a bid to tackle all forms of crime and criminality in the State.

The Commissioner of Police also appealed to members of the public to respect Police while on duty as acts of assaults on police officers would not be tolerated, pointing out that officers and men of the force have been warned to carry out their duties within the ambit of the law.

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