By Mary BASSEY, Senior Investigator Correspondent Lagos/
LAGOS– THE Inspector-General of Police IGP Alkali Usman Baba has commended the human face policing model of a woman Inspector Rita Omogbai attached to Sabo Division especially, to children going to school every morning.
The police high authority noted that apart from ensuring that the children were safely transported across the road every morning, she ensured that the children were properly dressed to school before being aided across the ever busy traffic road.
A statement by the Force public relations officer CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the Sterling policing and human qualities of the woman Inspector was worthy of emulation; adding, “The Nigeria Police Force has commended a female Police Officer, Inspector Justina Rita Omogbai, attached to the Traffic Unit of the Sabo Divisional Headquarters in Lagos State, for her commitment and acts of professionalism displayed in the course of her traffic duties and for positively representing the Force amongst the community, particularly to school children crossing the road at her duty post, by taking personal steps to ensure they are properly dressed and safe while heading to and from schoo.
The NPF noted that her gesture aligns with the Community Policing tenets and the concept of “Catching Them Young”, as the formative age is very vital to training children to be law-abiding and compliant with regulations; and her singular action brings to their memories the standard practice of Nigeria Police Traffic Officers.
While commending the officer, the Inspector-General of Police charged all officers and men to emulate her good conduct and be shining examples in their respective jurisdictions. He equally tasked officers to be law-abiding even as they sow the seed of appropriate civic behaviour in the minds and hearts of members of their communities, particularly the young ones, who can serve as evangelists of values and good potentials of the NPF contrary to the present erroneous perception.”