Police On Alert To Ensure Peaceful Election In Anambra – CP

policeThe State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hassan Karma, who attributed the success of the command to the support of the State Governor,Willie Obiano, said the police are on alert to ensure Anambra State is rid of any crime especially during this period of election.

As March 28 Presidential and National Assembly Election day approaches, the police in Anambra State have shown their readiness to curb crime in any form or shape to ensure violent free elections.

At the Headquarters of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, Awkuzu, in Oyi Local Government Area, Four suspected criminals met their Waterloo while 20 others were paraded for sundry violent crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, car-snatching, and fake currency printing.

In a similar development, combined security forces including the Police, Army, DSS, Navy, NDLEA, and others embarked on a show of force with a road march ahead of tomorrow’s election, appealing to all and sundry to be law abiding in the discharge of their civic duties.

Starting the road march from the 302 Artillery Regiment, Onitsha, the Commander, Colonel Mohammed Bello, said the essence of the show of force was to display total domination of the entire State by the security agency while the Commander, 14 Field Regiment, Lieutenant Sheriff Aremu, said nobody should think of disrupting the election at all.

The dead ones were suspected kidnappers who died in a shootout with the police during arrest. Several arms were also recovered from them.

Mr Karma, advised parents to put their ward on checks during this election period.

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, commended the police and assured of continued commitment to the safety and security of the State.

The Commander said there is adequate manpower that would guarantee peaceful polls in Anambra as they have, according to Intelligence Report, deployed enough security forces to flash-point areas where violence is perceived to break out during the election.

Suspected Baby-thieves Arrested In Anambra

Two babies Stolen in Imo StateThe Police have arrested a man and his pregnant wife for stealing 10 children from different hospitals in Anambra State in south-east Nigeria.

The Anambra State Police Command paraded the suspects on Monday along with some nurses who were accomplices to the crime and 19 other suspects who were arrested for sundry crimes in the range of murder, kidnapping, and forgery.

Briefing reporters at the Police Headquarters in Amawbia, the state Commissioner of Police, Hassan Karma, gave the account of the activities of the criminals, restating the commitment of the police to fighting crime relentlessly in the state.

He urged the public to cooperate with the police in the areas of giving useful information that would lead to uncovering crimes and arresting criminals in the state.

One of the suspects, Osita Nweke from Amanuke in Awka North, was arrested for strangling to death a woman that feeds him and made away with beverages and other items from her provision store.

But the crime that raised eyebrow was that of a man, Friday Chibueze, and his pregnant wife, Amauche Chibueze, who were into the business of stealing newborn babies from hospitals in connivance with nurses working in such hospitals.

while being interrogated by the police, the suspects mentioned three nurses, Ogechi Okoye of Reigns Hospital, Igboukwu, Ebubechukwu Okpalu of Healthcare Center, Nnobi, and Eberechukwu Okala of Chidera Specialist Hospital, Uga, as accomplices.

Investigation is ongoing for the arrest of one Ezenwanyi who is alleged to be in possession of all the stolen babies.

One of the syndicate suspects, Ogechi Okoye, admitted that a baby was stolen from their hospital while she was on duty but denied any involvement in the crime.

The police commissioner made it clear that with the huge resources expended by the state government to secure lives and property of the citizens across the state, the police were determined to live up to expectation of ridding the state of crime and criminality.