The Kwara State Police Command, on Monday, advised employers of labour to ensure that they get proper documentation and biodata of people they want to employ in their businesses.
The state Police Commissioner, Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, gave this directive in a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi.
According to the statement, the warning was prompted by the regrettable occurrence of a two-month-old baby being stolen during a graduation ceremony at a private school in the Surulere area of Ilorin, Kwara State.
The police, however, blamed the incident on the careless attitude of the baby’s mother.
To guard against such criminal acts, the commissioner advised employers to document the would-be employees properly, including taking their photographs, tracing their addresses, and identifying their next of kin.
Kwara child theft: CP advises employers on sound recruitment.
The statement read, “The Kwara State Police Command wishes to inform the good people of Kwara State of the unfortunate incident of a woman in the Surulere area of Ilorin losing her child to a complete stranger due to her lackadaisical attitude, which brings to the fore the unprofessional ways our recruitment processes are done.
“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, CP Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, psc+ FISN, wishes to advise employers of labour to always carry out background checks on potential staff they employ.
“Profiling intended workers should include taking photographs and addresses of next of kin, tracing the addresses, and taking biometrics of such workers; this will prevent many negative acts from such an intended worker.”
The command added that investigation had commenced, saying, “The above-stated case of child theft is being discreetly investigated, and the culprit is being identified regardless of her being anonymous yet.
“The above advice is to inform our people of ways su
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