News Focus: Inspector General Of Polce Explains Why Kidnapping Is So Rampant + Says EVans Will Get Fair Trial.
The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has described the incessant cases of kidnapping in the country as a complex task for the police to tackle.
Idris identified shortage of police manpower and the building of schools and houses in isolated areas as some of the factors that made kidnapping a difficult crime to tackle by the police.
Responding to a question about kidnapping and killings by a notorious cult called Badoo, Idris said the police were working on improving security in the coastal areas between Lagos and Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, by acquiring more gunboats for patrol.
"There is a limit to what we can do; if you go and build your house in the bush, we are talking of personnel, you cannot put policemen in every school. If we do that, we are going to have a problem in addressing other issues".
Speaking on the continued detention of an alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, a.k.a. Evans, who had yet to be charged to court, Idris said the police deserved “credit” for the arrest, while promising that the suspected kidnapper would be given a fair trial.