Tuesday 24th October, 2017
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3 policemen face trial in Anambra over extortion

3 policemen face trial in Anambra over extortion

About three policemen are currently undergoing or­derly room trial in Anam­bra state for their alleged involve­ment in extortion.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sam Okaula disclosed this when a group of journalists from Onitsha paid him a cour­tesy visit in his office. He said at the end of the trial, any of them found wanting would be severely dealt with, to serve as a deterrent to others.
He therefore warned police­men against extorting money from the public, reminding them that the tripartite monitoring squads from the Inspector-Gen­eral of Police, Zone 9 Command, Umuahia and Anambra Com­mand, Awka are all out to arrest all the extortionists.
He commended journalists in the state for the existing cordial relationship between them and the state police command, adding that they should equally assist the command in exposing criminals and extortionists.
He disclosed that the synergy between the police and other se­curity agencies in the state was instrumental to making Anam­bra the safest state in the country, adding that the synergy is waxing stronger.
Responding, leaders of the group, Nweke Nweke and Oke­chukwu Akaneme, commanded Okaula for policing the state to the satisfaction of law-abiding cit­izens and urged him not to relent, to avoid return of heinous crime in the state.
Also speaking, the Divisional Police Officer at Fegge, Onitsha, SP Rabiu Garba, told journalists that his division does not joke with reliable information from the public, particularly from jour­nalists, adding that he had on sev­eral occasions, broken even with such information.
Garba said the Division is crime free at the moment because he does not have any regard for those who he identified as un­touchables, neither does he spare them when they commit crime.

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