Anambra police vow to fish out YPP ward chair kilkers
By Wilson Adekumola
The Anambra State Command has vowed to fish out and bring to justice the killers of the Nanka Ward Chairman of the Young Progressive Party, Joe Mohale.
According to The PUNCH, this was disclosed in a statement by the state commissioner of police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, in a press statement issued by the command’s spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Tuesday.
Adeoye, who strongly condemned the killing, described the killers as cowards who have murdered sleep.
The statement read, “They might think they have committed a perfect crime and that they would get away with it but they delude themselves.
“The Police are already working on vital clues to unmask the perpetrators.
“The Command wishes to re-assure all law abiding citizens especially in Nanka not to be afraid but to join hands with the Police in bringing the murderers and their sponsor to justice.”
The command has also debunked reports claiming that Umunze, in Orumba South Local Government Area of the state, is the headquarters of Eastern Security Network.
A kidnap victim had, while narrating his four-day ordeal in a kidnappers’ den in Umunze, explained how his family members called the police for a rescue operation and that the police allegedly told them they could not go to Umunze because the community is the “headquarters of ESN and a no go area.”
Reacting to the reports going viral on social media, Ikenga, however, urged members of the public to disregard the claims, arguing that the Divisional Police Headquarters in Umunze is functioning at full capacity and the Police continue to discharge its responsibilities to the people in the area.
The PPRO said, “The attention of Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a story making the rounds on social media claiming that Umunze in Orumba South LGA is the Headquarters of ESN and that the Police regard the town as a ‘no-go-area’.
“While sympathising with the kidnap victim who was allegedly held for four days in the area, it is important to let the public know that the claims attributed to the man is false and baseless.
“The public will recall that the Police-led Forward Operating Base in Aguata just last month smashed the insurgents’ Camp at Ogbunka near Umunze, rescuing three kidnapped victims, including a Priest; recovering nine stolen Vehicles and three Pump Action Guns and arresting three of the criminals. So how can anyone claim the Police describe Umunze as a no-go area?
“The Divisional Police Headquarters in Umunze is functioning at full capacity and the Police continue to discharge its responsibilities to the people in the area.”
He went further that the lolice, are, however, aware of insurgent activities in the South of Umunze in a neighbouring state, and collaborative effort is ongoing to get rid of the hoodlums.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, wishes to assure the good people of the State that their safety remains the most important priority of the Police Command and this is permanent,” he added.