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Influence of hard drug and crime in our society (II)

 

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Furthermore, endeavour to always vary (change) the route to the bank. Effort must be made by your establishment to provide strong steel safe while office key, cheques or financial bank records must always be kept under lock and key. To do otherwise is to abet commission of crime, if eventually any of aforementioned documents are used in commission of crime. I have earlier mentioned that rape is one crime known to be associated with violence.

A person commits rape if he has illegal sexual intercourse with a woman against her consent or with any girl under the age of 14 years, or with a person under the influence of alcohol or has illegal sexual intercourse with a person of unsound mind or person under violent threat or intimidation or whose life is put under the threat of death.

Rape offence takes police under any of the aforementioned circumstances. Rape is no doubt a violent crime; experience has revealed that well established cases of rape always ended up badly in courts during prosecution either through poor handling or through destruction of valuable exhibits or clues at the scene of crime.

That account for why nothing must be done at the scene of crime by the victims of rape or their relations, pending the arrival of the police detective handling the case.

In this direction, scene of crime must be preserved, the bed sheet or mats, including mattress as the case may be, must not be tampered with while all cloths wore by both victims of rape and the suspect, particularly the pants must be properly preserved, this include the under wears. These listed items are likely to contain valuable clues or evidential value. Where armed robbers broke into your premises, all items capable of retaining finger prints such as damaged door, television etc must be properly preserved. Unauthorised persons must not be allowed to the scene of crime.

Criminal records show that the aforementioned items are capable of retaining finger prints and needs to be handle with extra care, any abandoned items by the suspects at the scene of crime must also be preserved. It is no more news, today that miscreant employed all sorts of scientific methods in their mode of operation. Evidence revealed that they use sophisticated fire arms and other prohibited weapons superior to that of the police and other law enforcement agents. To face this modern security challenges, law enforcement agents must not only be adequately motivated but must be well equipped with more superior weapons. Similarly, well-trained law enforcement agents will no doubt live up to the present security challenges posed by criminals. Hence, those employed to protect lives and properties must be properly trained and retrained for effective operation. The government at all levels must not only provide circuit monitor at all strategic points in towns and villages, but must also ensure regular supply of electricity to facilitate easy identification of suspects, particularly the men of the underworld who take diligent in maiming and killing of innocent citizens. Apart from providing the law enforcement agents with necessary equipment, the provision of job opportunity for youths and citizenry in general by the various governments can be of great value in crime prevention and detection. Government must ensure that both the old and young are properly employed since an idle minds is a devil’s workshop. The government must improve in all poverty alleviation programme for the electorates, life support policies capable of reducing the suffering of those above 70years living in all nooks and crannies of the state must be introduce by the government so that the “labour of our heroes past shall not be in vain”.

Our elders need government care and attention, at the age of 70, they need the support of all and sundry. This is the practice in advance crime. I would like to seize this opportunity to commend the effort of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji (Dr.) Abdulfatah Ahmed in his recent announced poverty alleviation programme and as well sitting a state of the art world International Vocational Centre at Ajasse-Ipo to cater for our people in the state. I also commend the state governor for the STEPB programme and provision of soft loan for the boosting of business of our entrepreneur in all the sixteen local government areas of the state.

It is an unprecedented dividends of democracy, not only to reduce the burden and suffering of our people but an outstanding policy capable of reducing criminal activities in the society, Kwara state and Nigeria as a whole.

It is an undisputable fact that the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON has continue to be a friend of the weak, oppressed and hopeless in his philanthropic drive. I commend him

This communication is devoid of sycophancy or praise singing, its “seeing is believing”.

Catch you next week.

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