The Ondo State Command of the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps revealed on Wednesday that a total of 1,900 cases of criminal activities have been recorded in the state in the year 2022.
Some of the cases denounced by the body included rape, vandalism, robbery, cybercrime and illegal mining, among others.
Speaking to reporters at his office in Akure, the state capital, NSCDC State Commander Olayinka Olatundun revealed this.
According to him, the body had been synergizing with other security agencies in the state to make the state crime free.
It said: “Between January and December 2022, 1,900 cases were registered with the following statistical details: suspected trafficking in adulterated petroleum products (14), vandalism of transformers (12), stolen prepaid meters (14), malicious damage of the farm by the shepherds. (35), cybercrime (10), theft (10), illegal mining (4) among many others.
“The Unit Against Trafficking in Persons, Irregular Migration and Gender attended 150 cases, which shows that the rates of domestic violence, rape and other domestic crimes are increasing.
“Previous statistics show a higher number of reported cases compared to 2021, which was 1,725 and this could be due to an increase in public confidence in the body.
“It’s also worth noting that our 25 statewide Complaint Management Centers received 510 cases in the year under review with 406 cases resolved through alternative dispute resolution. The commando’s revamped Anti-Vandalism Unit arrested 15 suspects in the year under review and a total of 163,000 liters of adulterated petroleum products were recovered. Four trucks, seven wooden boats, three jeep sequoias, among other vandalism tools, were also recovered. The cases are still ongoing in court.”
The NSCDC chief also stated that his men underwent trainings in 2022 to enhance staff’s ability to perform their duties effectively, including fire prevention and firefighting training aimed at improving staff’s skills in prevention and fire management, a six-day senior and mid-level management staff training to enhance their safety and tactical skills in collaboration with the Nigerian Air Force, held at Ipetu Air Force Base Ijesa, Osun state.