The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, MUSTAHPA DANDUARA has inaugurated a special Task-force to enforce the recent directives by the command to install CCTV in all entrance, reception and hallway leading to rooms in Hotels as it is obtainable internationally as standard practice for hotels across the globe.
Addressing the task-force chaired by the Assistance Commissioner of Police in charge of Operation, VALENTINE OLUMESE, CP MUSTAPHA charged the committee to ensure that all hotels including guest houses across the state comply with the standard as directed.
‘’He said I have instructed all G and M operations, Tactical teams and all area commanders and divisional police officers to work with the team and report any defaulting Hotel to me’’
The commissioner of police emphasized that the task-force must ensure that all hotel and guest houses in the state install CCTV and proper documentation of guest and customers, threatening that any hotel that fail to comply with the directive would be closed down and if anything or incident happens again in any hotel, the command would charge the hotel and its management of conspiracy to murder.
CP MUSTAPHA blamed the increased number of young women killed in various hotel to noncompliance to the directive of CCTV Installation by hotel owners, saying that the number of women killed would not have reached this alarming rate if only the hotel management co-operated with us.
The Chairman of Nigeria Hotel Association, EUGENE NWAUZI and the chairman of the special task-force, ACP, VALENTINE OLUMESE commended the efforts of the CP on the security of lives and properties and promised to deliver on the mandate.
State chairman of the Nigerian Hotels association Eugene Nwauzi said since the arrest of the serial killer by the police hotels in the state can now sleep with their two eyes closed as the incidents of the serial killer on rampage was giving them sleepless night but that they can now carry on with normal activities.
‘’He said all the Tourism board association in 23 states are happy with this development, the Taxi operators, vendors are full of thanks and praises to this gallant arrest. We say thank you for the professional team, the technical and technology deployed to bring this killer man to book. CP We are happy.
For his part chairman of the task-force, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations Valentine Olumese Said the committee will among other functions check other criminal activities within the hotels to restore the trust in hospital business in Rivers state. He said those who use hotels to do shady business will also be brought to book.
Our Correspondent reports that the special task-force is made up of twelve man members with four coming from the police, four from Nigeria Hotel Association, three from Rivers State Ministry of Culture and Tourism and two representing Department of Security Service, DSS.