AIG Apologises To Oba Of Benin Over Police Misconduct

The new Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5 Headquarters, Benin City, AIG Arungua Udo Nwauzei, has tendered an apology to His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, CFR, Oba of Benin over alleged misconduct by some police personnel serving in the Zone.

This was made known via a statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Oba, Iguobaro Osaigbovo.

During a visit to the Oba Palace in Benin City, the AIG, solicited prayers from the Oba towards a better working relationship with the traditional institution in the Zone, comprising Bayelsa, Delta, and Edo States.

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AIG Nwauzei said, “Police are here for us to have a safe society and at the same time, to bring to your attention that we are still here as servants in this Kingdom; in any situation where we may err, we plead with you to speak to us as your subjects, not throwing away the baby with the bathwater.

“We also want to assure you that going forward, we are ready to deepen our relationship with you in service, especially, so that this era of your leadership will forever be remembered for being a peaceful one,” according to AIG Nwauzei.

Speaking during the visit, His Royal Majesty, Ewuare II, CFR, Oba of Benin, pledged the support of the traditional institution in the security of the lives and property of Nigerians.

“We will try to ensure that the baby and bathwater are not thrown away. “We will do our best; God bless you. May your tenure be successful,” he said.