Obiano Launches Smart Bikes Unit To Improve Anambra Security

Obiano Launches Smart Bikes Unit To Improve Anambra Security The Anambra state Governor, Willie Obiano, has launched a Motor Bikes Security Unit with 50 smart bikes to complement the already existing security operations of other special units in the state.

Along with the bikes, a set of fully kitted and well trained Police riders, were presented at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

The smart bikes possess communication gadgets to connect with other special security units in the state, such as the Sand bags, Metro, Marine and Smart Cars unit.

Presenting them to the Anambra state Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, Governor Obiano said the idea behind the initiative, is for them to be able to penetrate areas where vehicles may not be able to reach, as well as check snatching of items by criminals especially during this yuletide season.

“The bikes would be able to reach areas that vehicles cannot, and help check bags and phone snatching elements, the governor said.

He then charged the police to be professional in their operations and desist from taking bribe or extorting money from citizens, but rather do things differently.

The keys to the motorbikes were handed over to the Mr Okaula, who alongside the governor test ran them.

The police boss on the other hand assured the governor of the commitment of the command to continue to suppress insecurity and crime in the state.

Furthermore, following Obiano’s consistent appeal for more intervention in the state security, he used the opportunity to launch an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC), also donated to Anambra state Police Command by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.

Police March Against Corruption In Anambra

Police March Against Corruption In AnambraOfficials of the Anambra State Police Command have taken to the streets of Awka, the capital city to march against corruption of any kind in the force.

Leading the march, the state’s Police Commissioner, Sam Okaula, says that the command is set to change the public perception of the police as being corrupt.

He adds that they are also ready to set a new agenda that would truly portray the force in the proper light.

Mr Okaula disclosed that the directive was from the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, stressing that it was also in line with the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari.

He vowed to sustain the anti-corruption war in the state, noting that all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers have been mandated to preach the message in their areas of operation.

The march, which caused gridlock on the roads, drew the attention of residents who asked pertinent questions, especially with regard to issues of bail and other charges by the police.

The spokesperson for the command, Mrs Nkiru Nwode and another officer from the legal department of the Awka Area Command, Felix Ogbeamanam, enlightened the people on the procession.

They said that corruption would be nipped in the bud if every citizen understands that the giver is as guilty as the receiver and are equally liable to same punishment.

Kwara Police Commissioner Gives Priority To Community Policing

Police, Militants, BakassiThe new Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Mr Olushola Amore has assured that he would focus on community policing to ensure criminals find it difficult to operate within the state.

While taking over from the outgoing colleague, Sam Okaula, the new police boss urged the police personnel to develop a good relationship with the civilian population to bring criminality to the barest minimum.

He added that there will be community policing and without harmonious relationship with the civilian community, it might be difficult for the police to achieve success in the fight against crime.

At the Government House where both the old and the new police helmsmen paid a courtesy call to the governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, the former State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula thanked the governor for his assistance to the modest achievement recorded during his stay and called for more, for his successor.

The governor while responding applauded the achievement of the out going police boss assuring of his readiness to extend same to the new one.

He further described ideas of the new police boss as a welcome development which will enhance a good relationship with the civilians and drastically reduced crimes in the state.

The governor also expressed his readiness to support the new Commissioner of Police in whatever capacity despite the lean resources in the state.

Police Parade Four Job Syndicate Suspects

Police-NigeriaThe Kwara State Police command has paraded four suspects accused of forging appointment letters of different establishments in the country and selling to unsuspecting Nigerians.

Parading the suspects, the State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, explained that the suspects were arrested on tip off and two hundred forged appointment letters of various agencies were recovered from them.

He appealed to members of the public to be wary of activities of such people adding that those who patronize them to secure employment in the state will soon be fished out to face the wrath of the law.

Kwara Police Calls For More Collaboration To Fight Crimes

YobeThe Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula has asked Nigerians for more collaboration in the fight against crimes to ensure peaceful and harmonious relationship between the police and the public.

The Police Commissioner made the call while receiving a Toyota vehicle donated by a philanthropist while parading four suspected cult members.

Mr Okaula noted the huge responsibility of providing vehicles for the police in combating crimes and cannot be left for the government alone.

He urged wealthy Nigerians to complement the efforts of the governments at all levels in the fight against crimes assuring that the police will not relent in stamping out crimes.

The criminals in the state, he assured will not find it easy as the police will make it difficult for them to operate in the state.

Parading four alleged cult members, he said the boys who are university students in Ilorin were arrested around Oyun area while preparing to attend a cult meeting.

The boys, he noted were also involved in recruiting new members as several ammunitions were found on them

Police Commissioner Recommends More Collaboration To Fight Crimes

Police CommissionerThe Kwara State Police Commissioner, Sam Okaula, has asked Nigerians for more collaboration in the fight against crimes and to ensure peaceful and harmonious relationship between the Police and the public.

The Police Commissioner made the call while receiving a vehicle donated by a philanthropist while also parading four suspected cult members.

The State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, noted that the huge responsibility of providing vehicles for the Police in combating crime area cannot be left for government alone.

He urged wealthy Nigerians to complement the efforts of the governments at all levels in the fight against crimes, giving the assurance that the Police will not relent in stamping out crimes.

The criminals in the state, he assured, will not find it easy as the Police are ready to make it difficult for them to operate in the state.

While parading four suspected cult members, he said that the boys who are students of an higher institution in Ilorin were arrested around Oyun area while preparing to attend the meeting of a cult.

The boys, he noted, were also involved in recruiting new members as several ammunition were found on them.

IGP Urges Police To Assemble Evidence Before Detaining Suspects

PoliceThe Inspector General of Police (IGP) has urged Police personnel to always assemble evidence before putting suspects behind bars in order not to deny them their rights.

IGP Solomon Arase made the appeal on Thursday during a one-day working visit to the Kwara State Police Command in Nigeria’s southwest region.

The Police boss stressed the need for the Police to ensure that enough evidences were assembled before effecting the detention of any suspect.

He stated that by international best practices, they are expected to distinguish between criminal, civil as well as commercial cases in order not to fall prey of the public who might want to deal with innocent persons using the Police.

He asked them to have good relationship with various communities and advocated monthly meetings between the Police and their host communities to iron out differences and also to get information that would be useful in combating crime.

 

In his response, the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, enumerated various challenges being faced in the command.

Some of the challenges include shortage of manpower of at least 3,000 policemen as well as insufficient equipment such as armoured personnel carriers and ammunition among others.

During an interactive session, some of the policemen pleaded with their boss to help promote them as some of them have been on one rank for years.

Some others want the boss to correct the imbalance in posting for peacekeeping operations.

IGP Arase, who said that he has no power to promote, however, gave them their next ranking in the acting capacity pending confirmation from the Nigerian Police Council.

Police Arrest Alleged Killers Of Car Wash Operator In Ilorin

ekiti drivers police oyoThe Kwara State Police Command has arrested 11 suspected killers of a popular car wash operator in Ilorin.

Briefing reporters at police headquarter, the State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula noted that the car washer was attacked with various dangerous weapons until he gave up the ghost.

The suspected cultists, he said, were arrested on a tip off nearly 24 hours after the killing. The police found in their possession axe, Indian hemp and charms.

The Police are still visiting the site of the incident for more evidence and information

Police Arrest Alleged Killers Of Popular Car Washer In Ilorin

policeThe Kwara State Police Command has arrested 11 suspected killers of a popular car washer in Ilorin known as Bayo Ajia.

Briefing journalists at the Police Headquarters, the Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, noted that the car washer was attacked with various dangerous weapons until he gave up the ghost.

The suspected cultists were arrested on a tip off nearly 24 hours after the incident occured. The police also arrested the suspected killers with different weapons, Indian hemp and charms.

The police are still patrolling the spot where the man Bayo Ajia was killed for more evidence and information.

The assailants, said to be four in number, reportedly went under the bridge close to the state’s Stadium complex, where the deceased was operating a car wash and shot him on his forehead.

Anambra CP Orders Arrest Of Armed Policemen At Polling Units

Police-AnambraAnambra State Commissioner of Police, Sam Okaula, has urged the Police officers in the state to be true ambassadors of what the Police represent through their conduct during the election.

This is coming as a last minute instructions to his men in the rank of Divisional Police Officers (DPO), who will be playing supervisory roles in the House of Assembly election in the state.

Speaking at the State Headquarters of the Anambra State Police Command in Awka, Anambra State capital, south east Nigeria, Okaula advised the DPOs to be diligent.

He also urged them to carry out their duties professionally and ensure that no armed police officer is seen at any polling unit.

He instructed them to see to the immediate arrest of any armed police officer found anywhere near any polling unit.

The Police CP encouraged the officers to see to a free and fair election, such that their professionalism would not be compromised in any way.

Several Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) have been redeployed to different states to supervise the Saturday governorship and House of Assembly elections.

Their deployment was approved by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Suleiman Abba, on Thursday.

In a statement, the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, said that six Deputy Inspectors-General of Police have also been redeployed to coordinate activities in the six geo-political zones.