Anambra Police Parades Robbery Suspect

Officers of the Anambra state Police Command, Awka, have arrested an armed robbery suspect who had in his possession over N6 million, a pistol and six rounds of live ammunition.

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Bala Nasarawa, while parading the suspect said the he confessed to have gotten the money through a robbery operation along Building Materials Market, Ogidi, in Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

Mr. Nasarawa maintained that the effectiveness of the police in recent times in the state is a clear indication that they are adhering strictly to the ideals of the code of conduct launched in the state recently in line with the transformation agenda of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar

However the suspect was not allowed to speak as the matter was said to be still under investigation.

Police DIG Begins Sensitization On Department ‘F’

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of F Department, Mr. Atiku Yusuf Kafur  has begun to sensitize various police offices across different states about the importance and duties of the institutions’ Department ‘F.’

The “F” department is one in charge of Audit and Inspection in the Nigeria Police Force.

Kafur embarked on a sensitization tour of states to acquaint officers of the police force with the activities that obtain in the department.

Mr. Kafur said the “F” department will be in charge of inspecting police headquarters, area commands, police hospitals and clinics, police stations and police posts with proper auditing being carried out also to ensure effective police operation throughout the country.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police arrived at the Anambra Police Headquarters in Awka and was received by the state Commissioner of Police, Bala Nasarawa. The DIG who came in the company of a foreign colleague sensitized the officers of the state police on the activities and functions of “F” department in the Nigeria Police Force.

He expressed worry that “most officers do not know the number of departments in the police force. He revealed that the departments are eight in number and the last which is the “G” department was a product of the Inspector General of Police’s transformation programme taking charge of administration, community policing, research and planning and information technology”.

For the foreign counterpart, he spoke in the area of community policing and insisted that it must be used to serve the community better when a better attitude is formed towards it.

For the State Commissioner of Police, he pleaded that a second look be taken at the state police headquarters in view of positive steps to be taken to erect a befitting edifice.

The deputy inspector general of police will visit Enugu on the same matter as well as other states in the southeast.



Anambra police arrest another armed robbery and kidnap suspect

The Anambra state Commissioner of Police, Bala Nasarawa has announced the recovery of large quantity of arms and ammunition at Uli, Ihiala local government area. 

A suspect, Emeka Ezeokoli, was also arrested in the raid.

The Commissioner said the recovery was made possible by the confessional statements of the alleged kidnap and armed robbery suspect, Olisa Ifedike, alias Ofe Akwu.

Mister Nasarawa said the police will not relent in their efforts to get to the last of the criminals and recover all their arms and ammunition.

This revelation comes at the heels of the arrest of the alleged armed robbery and kidnap kingpin, Olisa Ifedike.

Video: Anambra police command bust ammunition cartel

 A large cache of arms were uncovered by the police after they arrested one Olisa Ifedike in  connection with  a series of robberies and kidnappings in the state on Monday.

The structures had served as the hideout of  Ifedike and  and members of his  gang.

Some of the arms recovered in an underground armoury included 27 AK-47 rifles, 12,800 live ammunition, 143 loaded magazines, rocket launchers and  General Purpose Machine Gun.

Others were six action guns, three dane guns, one Berretta pistol and 13 rocket grenades.

Obi said the demolition  was in line with the laws of the state providing  for the confiscation and demolition of any property linked to kidnapping and other criminal activities.

The governor explained that the effort were geared toward eradicating crime and flushing out hoodlums from the state.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Raphael Uzoigwe, said the police arrested Ifedike following information gathered through their intelligence network.

Uzoigwe alleged that the suspect was responsible for the recent attacks and killings of policemen  and personalities in the state.