Fake Number Plates Manufacturers Arrested In Anambra

Police in Nigeria.The Nigeria Police have arrested some suspected fake number plates manufacturers, specialised in car robbery in Anambra State.

The suspected criminals were among the over 40 suspects, both men and women, paraded on Monday in Awka by the Anambra State Police Command.

Other suspects were arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping.

They were arrested within a space of two weeks in Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka, some town within the state, where they have been carrying out criminal acts.

Briefing reporters, the State Commissioner of Police, Hassan Karma, said a group among the criminals, specialised in church armed robbery, attempted a bank robbery during the weekend in Awka which led to the death of the leader of the gang and a mobile police official on duty at the bank.

Also among the suspects was a woman who used her father’s house to keep kidnap victims.

Various arms and ammunition used by the suspected hoodlums were also displayed.

The Police boss said that the efforts of the police were in line with the vision of the Inspector General of Police and that of the governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano.

“There has been a resolve by the police to police the state along with the society through community policing and institutional collaboration,” he said.

Mr Karma said that the police would continue to work through intelligence led policing to make Anambra safe for citizens and investors.

He further urged traditional rulers to support the war against criminals by talking to their subjects to live right and find legitimate means of livelihood.



Minister of Police Affairs Backs Biometric Registration For Vehicles

As controversy continues to rage over the new Digital Biometric Central Motor Registration (BCMR) system, the Minister of Police Affairs, Navy Captain Caleb Olubolade (Rtd) has thrown his weight behind the initiative, adding that it will reduce crime rate in the country.

According to the minister, “the BCMR is a vital tool to modern policing in Nigeria” and “it would help the country’s Police Force to effectively and efficiently fulfil its constitutional roles of saving lives and property, preventing crimes, apprehending and prosecuting offenders, amongst other duties.”

Speaking to journalists at a function in Kaduna, Olubolade emphasised the need to use effective technology to achieve a better policing of the country, and disclosed that the Police is already making plans to mount security cameras and other gadgets in all parts of Lagos, the Federal Capital Territory and other parts of the country.

He added that for effective policing of the country, intelligence and information sharing between the Police and the populace is required in order keep abreast of happenings around them, stressing that the effectiveness of a better Police Force lies on the quality of training of its personnel and equipment, and not based on the large number of men it has.