“As CP Enjoins citizens to submit criminal suspects to the Police for proper investigation and prosecution, instead of resorting to mob action”
Following credible information received that a young man, suspected to have stolen a child, was being mobbed along Umoudu Okpuno; Operatives of Anambra State Command attached “B” Division Awka, raced to the scene, rescue and reunite the four (4) years old child, named Chukwuka Sunday (male) with the mother, while the suspect, simply identified as Yusuf (male) of about 35 years of age and of Shagamu, Ogun State, was also rescued from the angry mob and rushed to the hospital, where he was confirmed dead. This was disclosed to Hybrid Online News Nigeria in a press statement by the Spokesperson of the command DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, ANIPR.
In another development, operatives of the same Police Division conducted a raid at Aroma Junction, Awka and arrested the following suspected persons: Abbas Muhammed ‘male’ 28yrs, Michael Okafor ‘male’ 25yrs, kabiru Adamu ‘male’ 34yrs, Ndubuisi Orie ‘male’ 19yrs and recovered some quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Monday Kuryas fsi has directed the conduct of a thorough investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of the said suspected child trafficker.
He further enjoins residents of the State to promptly submit arrested criminal suspects to the Police for proper investigation and prosecution, rather than resorting to mob action.
He also reassures Ndi Anambra of the Command’s commitment to professionally combat acts of crime and criminality in the State.