The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, in charge of Zone 5, Mr Rasheed Akintunde, has stated that being a police personnel is the best job anyone could get, explaining that this is because “a policeman with only a whistle can stop anyone irrespective of the position”.

He stated this yesterday while addressing officers and men of the Bayelsa State Command of the force during a familiarization visit to the police headquarters in Yenagoa.

While charging officers to do their job well, Akintunde said: “There is no other job better than the police. If you move out, a policeman with only a whistle can stop anyone irrespective of the position. That is when you will know that this job is the best.

“Honourables want police security, unfortunately, even Reverend Fathers, Bishops nowadays want police security. That is why only 20 per cent of men of the Police Force,” he said.

The AIG however warned that the “Police force is not for lazy persons. A police personnel may be called at anytime and any hour of the day. Your uniform must be by your side. You must be professional and know what you are doing.”

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