By Akpos Oghenetega,
The Urhobo Youth Wing of Host Communities of Nigerian Producing Oil and Gas, HOSTCOM, led by Comrade Sweet Otiotio has thanked God Almighty for sparing the life of Hon. Chief John Nani, the Executive Director Financial Administration, DESOPADEC who lost his police orderly to a trigger happy killer cop attached to SEPLAT (Nig.) Ltd
Comrade Sweet Otiotio and the entire leadership of HOSTCOM Urhobo Youth Wing strongly frowned at the unprofessional attitude of the police officer who threw caution to the wind and decided to open fire without any form of provocation after bashing the vehicle of a senior government official.
Comrade Sweet Otiotio, the HOSTCOM Urhobo Youth Leader who spoke in Warri Delta State noted: “As we commiserate with the family of the Late police officer, we are using the same opportunity to call on the CP Delta State to ensure that the killer cop is disciplined and brought to book to serve as a deterrent others who behave dastardly to reduce the morale of the Nigerian Police Force.
He suggested that, the Police Service Commission should make a frantic effort to kick start periodic professional training for officers and men in service to avert similar incident in the process of carrying out their duties as armed police men paid to protect innocent citizens with tax payers’ money.
Comrade Sweet Otiotio maintained that police officers should be trained and retrained continuously to add value and capacity all through the period of active service, for them to imbibe more professional attitudes and behavior towards service for the betterment and safety of the people they serve.
According to him, from the preliminary reports it is crystal clear that the atmosphere was calm without any form suspense or tension or established rumor of armed robbery which makes it absolutely unnecessary even to a layman that there was no need for a gunshot, since there was nobody to scare away from the environment with a gunshot, yet the killer cop acted in a very primitive manner by going ahead to kill for no just cause.