The leadership of Ndigbo in Idu, a sat­ellite town in the Federal Capital Territory have promised to assist the police fight crimes in Idu and its environs. While on a courtesy visit to the newly-posted Divisional Police Of­ficer (DPO) of the area, CSP Chris Amanyi, the leader of Igbo in Idu, Ochigbo Jude Davidson Igwe and his cabinet reiterated the need for community leaders to always assist the police to wedge war against criminals.
He explained that if tra­ditional leaders and families report criminal activities to the police early enough, the level of criminal acts in the society would have abated.
He frowned at situations whereby communities of families cover up on the criminal activities of their members, pointing out that such people are not doing the society any good.
Ochigbo therefore urged the police to count on him and those under his domain in the fight against crimes.
He further stated that for the police to be successful in performing their onerous duties, communities should work in tandem with the agency.
According to him, “if there is peace in our fami­lies; our communities, ev­erybody shall be happy and the society shall be a better place,” Ochigbo stated.
He narrated to the DPO how they had successfully fought against breeding occult people in the area, pointing out that if they had not done what they did then, Idu would have by now be­come a no-go-area, taken over by cultists.
Also speaking, the chair­man of the Igbo Community Assembly (ICA), Idu, Chief Richard Dickson called on the police to continue to be accessible to the community residents so as to work to­gether in harmony.
In his response, the DPO spoke at length on the need for the police and the com­munity members to join hands in the fight against crime. “We ensure that we are accessible here, because the police can’t strive with­out cooperating with the community members. There is the need to look for people and service for humanity,” he said. - The Authority