The newly deployed Divisional Police Officer (DPO) B Division, Warri, Superintendant of Police (SP) Ebi Orubiri, has warned criminals to steer clear of Warri.
Orubiri, who assumed duty on Thursday, promised to sustain the existing fight against criminal activities in the city.
The DPO also said that he would ensure the continuation of the developmental projects embarked upon by his predecessor, CSP Eyoh Anietie.
Orubiri, who was redeployed from B Division, Asaba, to Warri, was once an Operational Officer at A Division, Warri Area Command.
“I will want to strongly advise that I am not a soft person. When it comes to crime and criminality, I will fight it headlong.
“I won’t tolerate criminality and illegality and so everybody should do things according to the law.
“I have worked as operational officer in Warri. I had visited very volatile areas in the creeks to curtail excesses and crisis.
“If I was able to succeed within Warri metropolis, we shall fight crime the way Anietie had fought it and also improve on it.
“My operations and policing will be professional and with a human face. We shall focus on criminal matters and not civil or commercial matters.”
He gave an assurance that public complaints would be addressed the way they should, without compromise.
Orubiri commended his predecessor for the developmental stride at the division.
He urged the people to be calm, shun social vices and also be willing to offer useful information that would help in Police operations.
Newsmen reports that Anietie, who was redeployed to B Division, Asaba, had also assumed duty.