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CP Itam Expands Engagement Channels, Addresses Anambra Central Senatorial Traditional Rulers Forum


Jul 5, 2024

In a bid to enhance law enforcement and public safety, Commissioner of Police CP Nnaghe Obono Itam has opened new channels of engagement, addressing the Anambra Central Senatorial Traditional Rulers Forum during their monthly meeting at Awka South Local Government Headquarters on July 4, 2024.

CP Itam emphasized the pivotal role of traditional rulers as custodians of cultural heritage and primary enforcers of native and custom laws. He stated that effective enforcement of these laws at the local level could prevent serious criminal behavior among the youth in the state.

“The involvement of traditional rulers in law enforcement is crucial,” said CP Itam. “Your influence can significantly help in maintaining public order and safety. We must collectively condemn any acts that threaten our national peace, regardless of our differences.”

CP Itam called for honest and patriotic involvement from all stakeholders to promote unity and peace. He sought the cooperation of traditional rulers to open more channels of communication with their subjects and work together to address issues causing division.

Responding on behalf of the forum, Chairman HRH Igwe O. D. Ezeani Ugonabo Neni expressed gratitude for the CP’s visit and assured the forum’s full support to the police command and other security agencies. He noted the uniqueness of the CP’s approach and welcomed the initiative.

The CP also addressed concerns raised by the traditional rulers and proposed more elaborate deliberations involving all relevant stakeholders and government agencies to further the discussion.

The meeting was attended by several notable traditional rulers, including HRM Igwe Charles C. Agbala (Igwe Uke), HRM Igwe S.I. Okafor (Ogene Okpuno JP), HRM Joel M. Ezebuilo (Ezeudo Umuawulu), HRM Igwe Dr. Emeka Ilouno (Eze Dunu Ifitedunu), and HRM Igwe A.C. Ezebuilo (Igwe Amanuke), among others.

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