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AIG Muri: Delay in Serving Justice to Criminals Reason for Rise in Crime

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David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in cost of Zone 13 Ukpo, AIG Umar Muri, has mentioned that crime festers due to incapacity to serve justice to criminals.

The AIG said this in a reception organised for him by the zone, led by the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, to mark his retirement from the drive.

Muri, who was described by many subordinates on the occasion as a forthright police officer retired after placing in 32 years in the drive.

Speaking through the event, Muri mentioned his main motive for becoming a member of the drive was to guarantee justice for Nigerians, however regretted that though justice supply begins with the police, the sluggish nature of trials by the judiciary sector has made it not possible to serve justice to many criminals.

He mentioned serving justice to criminals would function a deterrent to different individuals who intend to be a part of legal enterprises.

“I at all times speak to my subordinates and I say, please guarantee justice is served, regardless of who’s concerned.

“Every justice administration starts with the Nigeria Police Force, but unfortunately, in the judiciary, justice delivery is very slow. Once a judge is transferred, cases remain stunted and crime continues to fester. But if people are served justice, it could be a deterrent to others,” Muri mentioned.

Speaking on his profession, Muri expressed thanks to God, saying that he was grateful to God to have been ready to serve and retire creditably.

“I began service right here in Anambra, and I’m ending it right here. I’ve no regrets serving in Anambra State or in the police drive. I didn’t be a part of police due to cash and I joined to give service. 

“I left the Nigeria Ports Authority the place I used to be one of many authorized advisers. I left as a stage 10 officer to be a part of the police as a stage 9 officer, so it was for me to have the ability to give justice.

“The police need to do their job very well and judiciary must do too. Justice must always be served within three months and that is how the country can be better.”

He additionally admonished youthful officers saying, “The worst injustice to serve is to a poor man. If you serve injustice to a wealthy man, he’ll use his wealth to open different doorways to achieve justice, however the poor will merely say, ‘God punish you’ and God will certainly punish you, and God won’t fail to hear them.

“When you serve higher officers in the police, always pick their good habits and drop the bad one. Serving in police is really a fantastic experience and that is the easiest way to serve justice.”

Muri was praised by a number of officers together with the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Echeng.

“Today could be very emotional, particularly for us in the zone and the Anambra State command. This is a person who joined the police out of ardour and his dedication was exemplary.

“He has worked hard to make the police what it is today, and we urge younger officers to please emulate him,” Echeng mentioned.

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