Police Widows Receive Support From Foundation In Anambra

RRS-yobe -policeThe Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, has urged citizens of the state to take up the responsibility of catering to the welfare of the Police, especially the wives and children of officers who died in active service.

The Police Commissioner made this known while speaking at the premises of Rise Clinic, Adazi-Ani, Anaocha local government area of Anambra state.

He added that the education and medical bills of the widows and children of slain officers will be undertaken by the clinic, which is in partnership with the Anambra state government.

The Chief Medical Director, Dr. Emeka Okeke, says it important that the health needs of the police officers widows and their children be taken into consideration as it will be a morale booster to the police force.
The widows aside the assurances of free medical services, their children will also pass through scholarship examination that will be conducted in April.

Distribution of food items and financial assistance forms the high points of the occasion.

For the Commissioner of Police, it is the first time such is happening for the Anambra State Police Command and urged all citizens of the state to take a cue and ensure that the welfare of the police is considered, as it will go a long way to spur them to a better and efficient services.

The programme according to the organisers will be an annual event that will provide a platform to ensure that health care delivery and education will not be accessible to only the rich but to the poor as well.

Police Arrest Crime Suspects With Toy Gun, Marijuana In Anambra Raid

89-Year-Old Man, Three Others Jailed For Land GrabbingAhead of the yuletide season, the Anambra State Police Command has commenced an aggressive crack down on crime and criminality, with renewed raid operations on criminal hideouts and dens at Ogidi, Nkpor, Obosi and Onitsha.

In a raid at the popular Nkpor Junction Market, two suspects with a toy gun and a bag containing Marijuana and stolen handsets were arrested by the Joint Security Operation Team.

Addressing reporters during the combined team operation involving the Police, Army, Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency and the Civil Defence, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula, maintained that the security infrastructure that had been established in Anambra State would never be compromise.

He assured the residents that the Joint Security Operation Team would continue with all measures to keep criminals at bay.

“We are having a joint operation with all the security agencies. It is an ongoing process.

“We are taking the war to their door steps. We are mopping up and we are going to ensure that the peace that Anambra state is known for will remain intact so that everybody will go about their lawful duties.

“These are ember months and we cannot allow criminals to come back to this state. We are working on them and we will continue to work on them. As a matter of fact, we have flash points, Ogidi, Nkpor, Obosi.

“We are focusing on these areas. We are going to target them and we are going to ensure that we rout out all those elements that are giving us some concerns.

“We want to assure Anambra people that the state is the safest in the country and they should look at it from that perspective. Any element that comes to test our resolve will definitely be dealt with,” he told reporters.

Mr Okaula said the operation would be continuous ahead of the yuletide season and all the flash points of criminal activities would continue to be patrolled, searched and sanitised, as several measures had been undertaken to ensure crime-free ember months.

He said: “It is an ongoing operation and we are not going to stop until we have these elements completely routed out of the area. That is the position we have taken on this.

“You will also want to know that we are blocking off all the outlets, we are checking elements that are coming in and going out. We have a robust stop and search process and we have been able to identify criminals and been able to arrest many of them”.

He hinted reporters of a renewed synergy and cooperation between Anambra State Police Command and the neighbouring states Police commands.

“I am in touch with Commissioners in Imo State, Enugu State and also in Kogi and all other states. We work together. We pass information across. We cross check information we get from these other commands and we have been working together effectively.

“If we have any reasons to cross over to these states to pick criminals, we will definitely do that and we have been doing that. We have received maximum cooperation from my colleagues in these states.

“Gentlemen of the Press, I want to assure you that Anambra state remains one of the safest states in the country. We are calling on all Anambra people to come home and enjoy their Christmas.

“This operation is ongoing. We will not allow any criminal to create any problem for us. They have been relocated and they should continue with where they have gone. If they come back here, they will meet their waterloo. I can assure you that,” he stressed.

Police Post Attack: 23 Arrested Over Death Of Security Guard In Anambra

FILE: Suspects arrested in Imo State

23 suspects have been arrested over the violent attack on a police by hoodlums from Abagana, a community in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A security guard was shot dead and four police officers were wounded during the attack.

Briefing journalists at the Police Headquarters, Awka, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, said over 200 hoodlums from Abagana, invaded neighbouring Ukpo Community in the same local government area and swooped down on a Police post, shooting and destroying properties belonging to the police.

Mr. Okaula said the hoodlums were armed with explosives and dangerous weapons and carried out “an act of terrorism following the magnitude of the attack”.

He said a team of Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD) identified and defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), while still recovering another one at the scene.

The police boss also disclosed that one of the kingpins, one Mr. Amobi Ezekwe Ugbo, has been arrested.

It was gathered that the attack was as a result of a land dispute between Abagana community and Ukpo Community in which the land in contention had been sold to the Police by Ukpo community.

He, however, maintained that nobody should take the laws in his or her hands.

Recovered from the suspects where four pump action rifles with two live cartridges, three AK-47, three locally made pistols, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.


Building Foundation Excavators Unearth Bullets In Agulu

Police-taking-out-bullets-from-the-foundationA startling cache of bullets have been evacuated from the earth in Agulu, Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State in Nigeria’s south-east region.

The bullets were discovered while the foundation of a building project for a community member was being dug.

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula, said several buckets were unearthed and that there were still some left which were yet to be brought to the surface.

The bullets appear to have been underground for years

Mr Okaula told reporters that investigation had commenced to determine who buried the arms and the reason behind it.

After the discovery, disquiet crept into Agulu, with villages worried about their safety.

At the scene of the discovery, while a worker evacuates the bullets, the State Commissioner of Police said investigation would also focus on when the bullets were acquired and who bought and buried the arms.

Mr Okaula urged residents to provide relevant information that would aid investigation, while also assuring them of the commitment of the police to battling criminality.

He said that the a high powered surveillance would be put in the area to ensure the police got to the root of the matter.

Meanwhile members of the community have said they were in the dark as to who purchased and buried them.

NDLEA Seizes Methamphetamine Worth 1.7 Billion Naira

drugscartelThe Anambra State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has intercepted 25.2 kilograms of Methamphetamine worth 1.7 billion Naira from a vehicle carrying the dangerous substance.

Addressing journalists at the Onitsha Command of the Agency on the latest development, the State Commander, Mr. Sule Momodu, says the command received intelligence information of the shipment of the dangerous drugs into the state for onward movement to Lagos.

In a swift stop and search exercise, the agency luckily intercepted the substance and arrested a 31 year old suspected hard drug dealer, Vincent Chidiebere.

Mr Momodu said the chemicals used for the production are highly toxic and can cause permanent destruction to the ecosystem while posing a serious health hazard to the community where it is produced.

He reminded the public that Governor of the state, Willie Obiano has pledged a reward of half a million Naira to anyone with information on where the substances are being produced within the state and assured of the readiness of the command, with support from the public in the area of information, to fight the illicit drug production and peddling in the state.

In a similar development, the Anambra state Police Command also paraded 20 suspected cultists and another notorious armed robbery suspect.

The new State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sam Okaula, reiterated his crime fighting commitment and warned all criminal elements in Anambra state to relocate as the prevailing peace and security in the state can never be compromised.

Mr. Okaula said he has directed the Divisional Police Officers, Area Commanders and Heads of Departments to display their numbers for the public to access, as his own would also be displayed to ensure a collective attack on crime and criminality in the state.

Anambra’s New Police Commissioner Aims To Strengthen Community Policing

Police, Militants, BakassiThe new Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Mr Sam Okaula, has set the agenda of re-invigorating community policing in the state.

He stated this during the handover ceremony at the Anambra State Police Headquarters, Amawbia, Anambra State.

The new Police Commissioner vowed to fight crime to the end and ensure that the Anambra Police Command continues to be the best in the zone.

The former Commissioner of Police, Hosea-Hassan Karma, now Assistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Zone 9, Umuahia, while acknowledging that the new CP is a thorough-bred officer, also commended the command’s officers as the best crop in the entire zone.

AIG Karma assured the new Commissioner of Police that he was inheriting a stabilised security structure made possible by the selfless commitment of the officers and men of the command as well as the support of the security-friendly State Governor, Willie Obiano.

He urged CP Okaula not to relent in consolidating on the feat.

Presenting the handover documents to the new Commissioner of Police, Mr Karma drew his attention to security flash points where he must consistently pay attention to.

Men of the Anambra State Police Command have expressed hope that the new CP would quickly facilitate the deployment of latest security techniques in the area of community policing as he promised.

Kwara Police Parade Suspected Cultists

Kwara PoliceThe Police in Kwara State have arrested and paraded six suspected cultists in an effort to get rid of cult activities in the state.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula commented while the suspects were being paraded that the Kwara State Police had earlier fixed a 50 million naira reward for any information concerning the whereabouts of the suspects.

There was a clash sometime last year between two rival cults around Idi Ajia and Agbarere area of Ilorin where several houses were destroyed.

The Police declared the suspected ringleader, Olatunji Ibrahim popularly known as Ariyo wanted with a 50 million naira reward for whosoever had any information about his whereabouts.

Almost a year after, the Police have been able to arrest and parade Ariyo alongside two other accomplices.

The Commissioner also added that the determination of the Police led to the setting up of a special investigation team which were able to nab the three men in their hideout.

The suspected cultist spoke in Yoruba during the interview and admitted being part of the group responsible for burning down houses.

The Police also paraded a staff of Landmark University, David Ogundele who was accused of murdering his girlfriend and her mother because she refused his marriage proposal.

The Commissioner of Police said that the people of Kwara should continue providing information that could lead to the arrest of criminals in order to rid the state of troublemakers.

Kwara Security: Police, Judiciary Partner To Curb Cultism

Kwara - Police - JudiciaryThe Nigeria Police Force has announced plans to collaborate with the judiciary to reduce the rate of cult activities in the state.

The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula, made the declaration on Monday while parading 13 suspected cult members in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara State.

He explained that the synergy between the Police Command in Kwara and the judiciary was to ensure that suspected cult members do not get unnecessary bail conditions to continue perpetrating killings.

The Police boss said that the cults have devised new method of luring their victims through phone calls to locations where they would be killed and called for more information from the public to arrest others.

While Parading the suspected cult members, who are mostly students of higher institutions in the state, Mr Okaula said that they were arrested after a tip off with various ammunition and locally made pistols. The arrests were made after they had killed another rival cult member.

He stated that the Command was working round the clock to correct the situation.

The Police boss appealed for more information from members of the public in order to ensure that those who still want to continue the killings would be apprehended.

In recent times, residents of Ilorin metropolis have been living in fear over the constant killings and counter killings by suspected cult members in Kwara State.

Kwara Police Boss To Embark On Intelligence Policing

policeThe newly posted Commissioner of Police in Kwara State has assured residents of his readiness to embark on intelligence policing to ensure safety of lives and property.

Mr Sam Okaula while briefing journalists at the police headquarters noted that the command will collaborate with various stakeholders to achieve its aim.

While lamenting corruption in the force, he said the era of impunity among police officers is gone and urged them to brace up for the new challenges of ensuring that Kwara State is rid of criminals.

The new police boss solicited for the support and co-operation of journalists in the dispensation of truthful information by cross checking facts.