By Joseph Ekoja U.
Bola Emmanuel Longe, Commissioner of Police Nasarawa State police command charged journalists to uphold the tenets of the profession while performing their duties.
CP Bola gave the charge recently when Parading the suspects at Command head quarter, Lafia, Nasarawa State. He said media practitioners in the state should uphold truth, professionalism, objectivity, versatility and sincerity in their job, so as to remain true watchdogs of the society.
He said that journalists deserved training and re-training to be in tune with modern trends in journalism while affirming that the command would partner the media in the state to ensure quality and optimum security information is passed to the cordially man on the street “We will continue to call on you (correspondents) to ensure security informations are well disseminated across the state . He said “
The Commissioner of police commended other newsmen in the state for excellent reportage on the security operatives policies and programmes, Bola stressed that, security information is very sensitive it could harbour the entire society if there are no proper background check. He advised them (Journalists) in Nasarawa and Nigeria at large to do more follow-ups and back-grounding in their reports as core professionals. Security is everbody business, He concluded.
On the same spirit, as at the time of this report, The Commissioner of Police advice Nigerian Lawyers not to rush into criminal conspiracy cases, Criminal elements that involves chain of action , chain of evidence beyond reasonable doubt. Such cases can’t be treated with levity , we must dig the truth even than to their pay master and fetch them out.
Most at time, people complaints Of police keeping suspects . Yes, when a man commited an offence his or her liberty is being withdrawn and be kept in the armor of law keeper to safe guard the entire society. And that is the work of police. He said. “protection and lives and properties”
Further more, we are fully working in accordance with Order and directives of Inspector General of Police , Soon , Court will resume fully and suspects will be charged to court accordingly.