CP: Police kill because of frustration

THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – Evelyn Peterside, the newly appointed commissioner of police (CP) of the eastern ports of Nigeria, argues that some police officers kill their colleagues due to frustration.

She stated this yesterday, while assuming command at the Port Harcourt port, in reference to the recent killing of a cop in Lagos by a colleague.

Peterside noted that police officers often need moral support and promised to provide such support for the officers in her new command.

‘What leads to this thing is that sometimes people feel frustrated and they don’t know how to air it out,’ she explained.

‘As their boss, if we make ourselves available, when they have issues they will come to tells us and we look for a way to settle it. If you don’t bottle everything to yourself and get frustrated that will not arise. By God’s grace I will not allow that to happen here,’ the new CP added.

Yunusa Egwuche, the outgoing CP, advised Peterside to work closely with the officers of the command so as to have a successful term in office. He also encouraged her to work in synergy with the community, adding that community leaders and youths contribute to the successful policing of an area.

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