New Anambra Police Commissioner Vows to Rid The State of Criminal ElementsFeatured, Latest News, News Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
… Warns his men against misconduct
Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
The new Anambra state Commissioner of Police Mr. Usman Akila Gwary, has vowed to rid the state of criminal elements, just as he assured the people of the command’s readiness to protect lives and property in the area.
Gwary who stated this while speaking with newsmen in Awka Tuesday, alongside top officers of the command said, knowing the peculiarity of the crimes committed in the state he had no option but to get serious with his job from inception.
He however sought for full cooperation of the people so as to enable him succeed.
Hear him: ”In Anambra State everybody knows that policing had to be taken seriously. I know the nature of crime common in this area. So, I am prepared to take the bull by the horn. And my men here have shown that I have all their cooperation,” .
“Policemen are not angels. They are men like you and me. We only have an edge because we have been specially trained. “The public therefore should be very patriotic. They should give us information. People should not hide criminals,” the police chief said.
He expressed satisfaction with officers in the state over and the security arrangement already on ground, though warned against any form of misconduct, especially extortion.
“My thrust is to build on existing robust security network, and provide an enabling environment for people to go about their lawful business freely without fear of anything. Invariably this will pave way for economic activities to grow.
“However, it is pertinent to note that this singular achievement cannot be realised without your co-operation and support. My door will always be opened for you at all times for constructive discussions, engagement and for enquiries,” he told the journalists.
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