The Commissioner of Police (CP), Edo State Command, Chris O. Ezike, on Wednesday 9th of December, 2015, visited Benson Idahosa University and was received by the Management of the University, led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof Ernest B. Izevbigie, FNAI.
The CP who was on a working visit to the University was accompanied by high ranking Police Officers.
The Vice Chancellor, in his welcome address, said that it was an honour for the CP to have taken time out of his busy schedule to visit the University. In his remark, the commissioner said that he has been in Benin for 3 months, and was impressed with the Report about the University. Additionally, he stressed that “knowledge is good, but character is most important because knowledge without character is a nuisance to the Society”.
He stated further that (tertiary institutions) are the Police highest strategic partners; and as such, should liaise with the Police to rid the society of cultism and other forms of crime. He emphasized the need for academics to come up with ideas that can assist the Police in solving crime; stating that policing has evolved over the years due to technological innovations and the advent of computer.
The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof Sam Guobadia, in his remark, lauded the CP for his contributions in the police force, and also for his plans for reviving community policing by private individuals. On behalf of Management he welcomed the proposal for partnership made by the CP to Benson Idahosa University; to develop models that can be used to curb crime.
In his closing remark, the Vice Chancellor, expressed his appreciation to the Commissioner and wished him success in discharging his duties to the State.