The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State has commissioned a permanent Police station and a Hilux Police Patrol Vehicle in Awgbu community of the state.
Addressing the residents, Mr Hassan Karma commended their initiative in contributing to the development, saying it was worthy of emulation by all and sundry.
He encouraged them to sustain the tempo of support for the Police and always report suspicious characters and movements in the community to ensure a safe and secured environment.
The Police Commissioner recalled that Anambra State was formerly regarded as an unsafe place to live in or do business due to the alarming rate of violence but the cooperation of the Police, other security agencies, the state government and the people of the state has helped to reduce the trend of crime.
He assured the people that the new Police station would assist the Divisional Police Headquarters while urging the Divisional Police Officer of Ajalli Division to take proper charge of the new police station.
The Local Government Chairman, Okey Enekwe, called for a new Police division to be created in the LGA to serve over five communities, as well as help in combating border clashes with the neighbouring Enugu State.
The President-General of the community, John Onwuka, also thanked the community for rallying to achieve the feat, stating that the communities must not return to the days when jungle justice was meted on the people by some elements in the traditional community police.
The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has commenced detoxifying and cleaning the Methamphetamine drug manufacturing laboratory in Nanka in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The illegal laboratory was declared toxic and dangerous to public health by the NDLEA and the State Ministry of Health in March last year when it was shut down.
Addressing journalists over the incident, the State Commander of NDLEA, Sule Momodu, urged members of community to reject every seeming financial benefit from community members involved in such hazardous business and expose them for law to take its full course on them.
The Head of Forensic and Chemical Monitoring Unit of the Agency, Margaret Ogundipe, also announced that the underground water body in the laboratory environment has been seriously polluted and poses a threat to life of the community members,
The state commandant however commended the state government for the support in seeing to the clean up exercise through the release of funds and assured of the command’s continued effort in creating awareness on the dangers and the effects of drug abuse.
Anambra state commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Sule Momodu, has announced the state government’s offer of 500,000 Naira to anyone who will come forward with information that will lead to the disclosure of a secret illicit drug factory distributing Methamphetamine in the state.
In a press conference, the commander recalled the discovery of such factory in Nanka community in Orumba North local government area of the state in 2012 and since then, shipment and circulation of the illicit drug have been noticed but the source is yet to be traced.
Mr Momodu narrated how the National Headquarters of the NDLEA intercepted a parcel containing Methamphetamine about being exported out of the country and it was traced to the state capital of Awka in Anambra state.
He, however, said the general public should look out for any deserted buildings that are locked up in the day time but in use at night, strong offensive smell consistently perceived in an area and withering of leaves where unusual by–products of a chemical is disposed. He noted that any information related to these signs would the police identify such clandestine factory.
He assured members of the public of their safety and keeping of their identity secret, should anyone be afraid to come up with such information.