The Rivers state police command has issued a three weeks’ ultimatum to owners and operators of hotel and luxury apartments to install a close circuit television camera CCTV to all areas of hotels in rivers state especially the entry and exit points,
The police public relations officers NNAMDI OMONI told our correspondent that the commissioner of police MAUSTPHA DANDAURA gave the warning after a meeting with hotels and hospitality management that the there’s urgent need to curb the recent wave of crime ongoing serial killers using the hotels to hibernate to perpetrate crime in the state.
He said ‘’ I can assure you that this incessant killing in hotels will be a thing of the past, we have put measures in place to ensure that we don’t record such incidents in the command again. yesterday the CP Invited hotels owners to a meeting where he sounded it loud and clear that they should install CCTV Cameras in all their hotels in strategic places.
‘’Now what that means is that if that is done, we would be able to monitor all in flows and out flows of persons in and out of the premises, so that is being put in place it will go a long way in assisting us in our investigation.’’
The CP went further to constitute a seven-man panel and task-force that will enforce his clear directive.
‘’The Hoteliers have been given three weeks within which to install these cameras in their hotels, otherwise if the enforcement teams goes around and sees that a hotel has not complied or there’s no compliance that hotel will be sealed’’.