Dep Gov cautions landlords … Says those who rent their houses to criminals risk losing them

Imo State Government has warned landlords in the state not to allow their houses to become safe havens for criminals
Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere gave this warning when he paid an unscheduled visit to a notorious compound known to be the den of robbers along Douglas Road Owerri.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the visit, Prince Madumere said he was there on the invitation of the Commissioner of Police,  to see for himself one of the notorious spots where criminal gangs operate from.
Prince Madumere expressed shock at what he saw at the premises.  These include hard drugs  and other suspicious materials including wraps of marijuana and other narcotics.
He assured the people of Imo State government’s  resolve to work with the police and other relevant agencies to ensure that Imo State remains the most peaceful and safest state in the country.
In a bid to nip in the bud the activities of the marauders around the area, he disclosed the intention of the government  to retrieve the property from the landlord and convert it to public use following the reoccurrence of crimes and other criminal activities at the area.
He commended the commissioner of police who accompanied him on the visit with his men for their gallantry.
Speaking also the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Taiwo Lakanu, confirmed  that the spot in question was one of the established black spots in Imo State. He lamented that over fifty arrests had been made in the area, followed by court actions, but surprisingly the activities of the criminals have continued  unabated.
He assured the public that the police, in a bid to rid the state of all manner of criminal activities, will continue to try its best to ensure that Imo State is secure for people to be free to ply their lawful trades without any fear of molestation.