Yuletide: Anambra CP, Okaula issued Red card to kidnappers

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Sam Okaula, has appealed to sons and daughters of the state to prepare their coming back to enjoy their Christmas holiday freely as he has declared Anambra “no go area for criminals.”

Okaula, who said this during his familiasation tour to Fegge Divisional Police station in Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra State, noted that he would not allow those who had decided to make life unbearable for innocent members of the state to have peace just as he advised criminals to relocate out of the state or face the wrath of law.

He vowed to deal with any of his officer or men, complying with the men of the underworld, saying that he ran an open policy.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Fegge Onitsha, SP Rabiu Garba, during his address, counted some of the achievements recorded since his assumption of office in February, 2015, saying that due to the heterogeneity of the community in fegge, it attracts all manners of social milieu with kidnapping and armed robbery being the order of the day.

Rabiu maintained that through proactive measures and control, extensive anti-crime patrols, intelligence gathering and surveillance duties, the area had been made relatively free from crime.

He said with their preventive strategies, they ensured constant raids of black spots, known notorious criminal hideouts within the division, arrested illegal tax collectors, extortionists from Onitsha North and Ogbaru youths disturbing people uploading their goods or renovating their houses and shops within the jurisdiction.

He noted that illicit outfit called the National Task Force on small arms and Anti- smuggling operating across the states were unable to stay in the jurisdiction because of illegality of its establishment and functions.

He thanked the sister agencies like Road Safety and Civil Defence Corps for their top assistance to the goal of crime free society.

In his view, the Chairman Fegge Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Chief G. O. Maduekwe commended SP Rabiu for his flamboyant effort, punctuality, consciousness and agility to his service to Fegge division, saying that his type had never been observed before in the division as he made use of his youthful strength to service.