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No cause for alarm, we’re in charge – Police assure Anambra residents
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No cause for alarm, we’re in charge – Police assure Anambra residents

Anambra State Police Command has assured people of the state of adequate protection and security especially during the ember period. The Commissioner of Police, John Abang gave the assurance during an aggressive confidence building and awareness campaign and on the spot accessment visit of police formations and other flashpoints to monitor Police deployments. He said the visit was targeted at restoring public confidence and stem the tide of crime in the State. He said, "The aim of the visit is to build public confidence and reassure Ndi Anambra that Police has occupied the public space and operations have resumed fully in Anambra State. "This will further serve as deterrence and send a strong message to the misguided elements that it would not be business as usual and that...
Police set up temporary operational base as CP visits burnt stations
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Police set up temporary operational base as CP visits burnt stations

Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command John Abang has encouraged officers and men of the force to overcome the tragedies and focus on their constitutional duties. Abang stated this during a continuation with his assessment tour to areas affected by recent "ENDSARS" protest in the State. The different Police Stations burnt and vandalized during the protest visited by the Commissioner of Police included Central Police Station and Area Command headquarters Nnewi, Ichi Division, Oraifite Area Command/Division,Uli Division,Ogidi and B' Division Awka respectively. The CP who inspected levels of destruction done to those facilities also held interactive discussions with police officers of the affected formations and sympathized with them on behalf of the Inspector-general of polic...
EndSARS protest claims four police officers, 11 stations, 20 vehicles in Anambra
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EndSARS protest claims four police officers, 11 stations, 20 vehicles in Anambra

Anambra state Police Command on Wednesday disclosed that it lost five officers while two others were injured by hoodlums under the guise of the ENDSARS protest in the state last week. The state Commissioner of Police (CP), John Abang made the disclosure at the command headquarters, Amawbia, while parading 17 suspects arrested for looting and malicious damage to government/ private properties in the state during protests last week. He said 11 police stations and 20 vehicles belonging to the command were also burnt in the mayhem. He said," It is now common knowledge that hoodlums acting under the guise of "ENDSARS" protest attacked Police Stations in some parts of the state which resulted into loss of lives, looting and wanton destruction of properties. "The hoodlums set ablaze ...
CP flaggs off free prostate cancer screening in Anambra
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CP flaggs off free prostate cancer screening in Anambra

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John Abang on Tuesday flagged off free prostate cancer screening and surgical intervention for Police officers above 40years in conjunction with Stanley medical foundation and sponsored by Hon Dozie Nwanlwo. Speaking during the event at the police headquarters, the CP said the exercise was in line with the resolve of the Inspector-general of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, to improve the welfare of the Police for effective service delivery through the provision of a Comprehensive health care facilities. He regretted the nonchalant disposition of most Nigerians to their health, attributing some of the avoidable deaths to such negligence. He said, "Most times Nigerians die not because of their inability to take care of themselves, but because ...
Anambra family petitions CP over son’s death, demands justice
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Anambra family petitions CP over son’s death, demands justice

Family of late Ikechukwu Onuorah of Edeke Isseke in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State has petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Mr John Abang over the death of their son reported on August 15, 2020 by the police. The family, through its Counsel, Okenna Odigbo and Co., said the deceased, resident of Ogboro Umunwaji, Ihiala, reportedly left Awka for Nnewi on Friday, August 14, 2020 and boarded a bus for Ihiala at about 8:00 pm but did not arrive home alive. It called on the CP to intervene over the matter to ensure justice was done. The petition said several calls placed on the deceased phones were not picked nor returned. "A police officer allegedly in custody of Ikechukwu's phone later picked up the call and told the caller that Ikechukwu was in police cell. Two c...
Surrender your arms or be arrested – CP warns Anambra residents
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Surrender your arms or be arrested – CP warns Anambra residents

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra state, John Abang has warned individuals or groups in possession of prohibited firearms to submit same to the nearest Police Station or face arrest and prosecution. The CP stated this in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed. He said the order followed the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu directives on total clampdown, disarmament and prosecution of persons or group bearing prohibited firearms nationwide. The statement read, "In line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu on total clampdown, disarmament and prosecution of persons or group bearing prohibited firearms Nationwide, the Commissioner of Police, John B.Abang has ordered the strict en...
Nnewi community honours Anambra CP, others for crime fighting
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Nnewi community honours Anambra CP, others for crime fighting

Commissioner of Police in Anambra state, John Abang, Area Commander Nnewi ACP Sunday Irek, DPO CPS Nnewi CSP Nnamdi Anabike and DPO Otolo Division CSP Hassan Lawal have been honoured for exhibiting selfless service in promoting safety and security in Nnewi, the industrial city of the state. The officers were rewarded by the community through the Chief Executive Officer of Innoson Group, Chief Innocent Chukwuma together with Others including Divisional crime officers Nnewi and Otolo Divisions as well as Unit Commanders SARS and Special Anti-cult. Officers drawn from other security agencies in the State comprising DSS, Civil Defence, FRSC and local vigilante group were also recognized. Speaking at the palace of HRH Igwe K.O.N Orizu III, Chukwuma said the recognition was part of eff...
Anambra CP orders total clampdown on cultism, criminality
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Anambra CP orders total clampdown on cultism, criminality

The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, John Abang on Wednesday, summoned an emergency meeting with Area Commanders, Divisional Police officers and tactical Commanders at the State Command headquarters Awka. A statement from the Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed said the meeting followed recent upsurge in cult activities in the State. He said the CP has also directed for immediate and aggressive manhunt of perpetrators including their sponsors in order to stem the tide of the menace. Mohammed said the directives had started yielding positive results as some notorious suspects have so far been arrested and are making useful statements about their levels of involvement. He assured the Command's determination to ensure that criminals had no hiding place in the S...
Anambra Commissioner of Police decorates 113 newly promoted officers
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Anambra Commissioner of Police decorates 113 newly promoted officers

The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command *CP John B.Abang, on Wednesday, decorated 113 newly promoted Police Officers from the Inspectorate to ASP cadre at the State Command Headquarters, Awka, Anambra State. The decoration ceremony was done following the recent promotion of 6,601 personnel of the Nigeria Police Force throughout the Federation in line with IGP's determination towards boosting the morale of Police personnel for effective service delivery. It is also based on merit, seniority and dedication to duty. The ceremony was attended by the Command management team and relations of the newly promoted officers. Addressing the officers, the CP congratulated the beneficiaries on behalf of the Inspector-general of Police IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu. He urged th...
Anambra Commissioner of Police decorates 24 newly promoted officers
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Anambra Commissioner of Police decorates 24 newly promoted officers

A total of twenty four (24) newly promoted Senior Police Officers were on Thursday, decorated by the Commissioner Of Police, John Abang at the State Command Headquarters, Awka, Anambra state. The decoration ceremony was done following the recent promotion of 6,601 personnel of the Nigeria Police Force across the Federation. Speaking during the event, CP Abang congratulates the beneficiaries on behalf of the Inspector-general of Police IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu. He urged the officers to reciprocate the gesture done to them by redoubling their efforts towards fighting crimes and exhibiting high professionalism, civility to members of the public and respect for human rights. The ceremony was attended by the Command management team and relations of the newly promoted officers.Th...
Anambra CP orders clampdown on fake COVID-19 taskforce
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Anambra CP orders clampdown on fake COVID-19 taskforce

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, John Abang has ordered the arrest of illegal taskforce teams claiming to be enforcing COVID-19 measures including wearing of face masks in the state. Abang, in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the Command would arrest and prosecute those found extorting money or intimidating members of the public in the guise of enforcing face mask protocols. The statement read, "The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to the incessant extortions, harassment, intimidation and assault by illegal taskforce teams claiming to be enforcing COVID-19 measures including wearing of face masks. "The Commissioner of Police, John Abang, frowns at such attrocities and has ordered for immediate...
Rights group hails Anambra CP, DPO for rescuing girl from brutal uncle
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Rights group hails Anambra CP, DPO for rescuing girl from brutal uncle

A Rights group, Human Rights Liberty Access and Peace Defenders' Foundation (HURIDE), has lauded the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John Abang over the rescue of a 9-year old girl abused by the Uncle. The group also hailed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of 3-3 Division, Onitsha Addu Bawa and his men for their humanitarian disposition and professionalism in rescuing the abused girl. The chairman of HURIDE, Dede Uzor A Uzor, made the commendation when he led other members of the group including Chairman, Campaign for Democracy, CD Anambra State chapter Comrade Ekene Nbadi, Chiarman, Civil Liberties Organization, CLO Comrade Vincent Ezekwueme on a courtesy visit to the DPO. The group who also made some cash donations to offset hospital bills of the girl, praised the DPO...
Anambra Police record 13 rape cases, arrest 14 – CP
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Anambra Police record 13 rape cases, arrest 14 – CP

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, John Abang said the Command has recorded 13 cases of rape between January 2020 to date. He said 12 out of the cases were charged to court and still on trial, while 14 suspects were arrested and one case under investigation. Abang made the disclosure when he played host the National Human Rights Commission Anambra State Chapter led by the Coordinator, Nkechi Flaura Ugwuanyi who were in his office as part of their activities to mark a one week Campaign against Rape in the State. He assured them of his maximum support towards realising their goal of making the state Rape-free. "Between January 2020 to date the Command has recorded 13 cases of Rape out of which 12 cases were charged to Court and still on trial,14 suspects arrested and one case...
Dispose all herder cases in 2weeks – Obiano tells CP
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Dispose all herder cases in 2weeks – Obiano tells CP

The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has ordered the security council in the state to commence aerial surveillance of its borders and forests. Obiano stated this on Wednesday in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, C-Don Adinuba, saying the move was to ensure armed robbers from other states do not strike here as they were doing before this administration. He also ordered the Cattle Menace Committee headed by the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang, to dispose of all cases before it within two weeks following herdsmen and host community clashes. He said, " We must bear in mind that we are now in the rainy season when crops grow well, and this may attract cattle to farms. In the same vein, we don’t want farmers to take the law ...
CLO lauds IGP, CP for citing Zone 13 headquarters in Anambra
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CLO lauds IGP, CP for citing Zone 13 headquarters in Anambra

Chairman, Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) Anambra State chapter, Vincent Ezekwueme has extolled the unique virtues and wisdom of Inspector General Of Police for choosing Anambra State as headquarters of newly created zone 13 zonal command comprising of Anambra, Ebonyi and Enugu States. Ezekwueme, in a statement on Saturday also commenced the Commissioner of Police, John Abang for rapidly improving and safeguarding security of lives and property of citizenry and visitors. "There is no doubt in our mind that the new zonal command will certainly improve security architecture of the state, entire zonal command and southeast," he said. The Human Rights activist commended the CP John Abang for rapidly improving and safeguarding security of lives and properties of citizenry and visit...
Anambra SARS burst robbery syndicate in gun battle, recover ammunition
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Anambra SARS burst robbery syndicate in gun battle, recover ammunition

Police in Anambra state have arrested two suspected armed robbers at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra State. The Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed this in a statement, said the suspects were arrested in a gun battle between them and Police operatives attached to the Command special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in collaboration with local vigilante group. He said the suspects who had been terrorising the commercial city and its environ were caught red handed while robbing innocent passersby of their belongings in the area. He said, "On the 21/5/2020 at about 6:30pm following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to the Command special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in collaboration with the local vigilante group arrested at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anamb...
CP orders investigation into killing of 22-year old man in Anambra
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CP orders investigation into killing of 22-year old man in Anambra

The Commissioner of Police in Anambra state, John Abang has ordered for a full scale investigation into the death of one Micheal Obi Chukwuebuka in Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka of Anambra State. The Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this in a statement, said the CP who was deeply saddened by the unfortunate incident, assured that justice would be done in the case. The deceased was allegedly knocked down on Wednesday by a commercial driver while escaping Police arrest over curfew violation. He said, "On 20/05/2020 at 8:30pm, there was a report of fatal motor vehicle accident along Nkwo Enugwu Ukwu, Njikoka LGA of Anambra State involving a shuttle bus with Registration No ACA 325 ZW driven by one Micheal Obi Chukwuebuka 'm’ of Obeagu Osili 'm' of Enug-ukwu . ...
Police nab dozens of cultists, recover firearms, dangerous weapons
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Police nab dozens of cultists, recover firearms, dangerous weapons

Over a dozen persons suspected to be cultists have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command during a recent raid in different hides outs and locations within the state in a bid to fight nefarious activities in the state. The DAILY VENDOR reports that different assorted weapons ranging from guns, live cartridge, axes, daggers, bunkers, substances suspected to be cocaine and marijuana among others where recovered from them. Confirming the arrest in a statement, the Police Public Relation Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed said "the Command Special Anti-Cult Unit (SPACS) in conjunction  with Puff-Adder/Kpochakpu operatives had during the period under review raided various hideouts and blackspots where cultists are suspected to be hibernating in various locations within the State...
SARS refunds N20,000 bail extortion to Onitsha Lawyer
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SARS refunds N20,000 bail extortion to Onitsha Lawyer

Officials of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Awkuzu, Anambra State, has refunded the sum of N20,000 allegedly extorted from an Onitsha based lawyer, identified as Okite as bail fee over a case of unlawful arrest and extortion. Coordinator, Police Stakehokders Partnership Forum (PSPF) Anambra State, Prince Chris Azor who disclosed this to newsmen on Saturday, said the officers refunded the money in compliance with the directives of the Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang. He said the legal practitioner, a member of the PSPF, had reported to the forum via its WhatsApp platform about the crime, commending the CP for his prompt response to public complaints and for standing up against corruption and human rights violations. He said the Officer in Charge (O/C), Special Anti Robber...
ANAMBRA: Jubilation as normalcy returns to Umumbo & Omoh communities
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ANAMBRA: Jubilation as normalcy returns to Umumbo & Omoh communities

Indigenes of Umumbo and Omor communities in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra State, have be been thrown into jubilation as peace returns in the lands. It would be recalled that on May 5th, 2020 there was a communal crisis between the two communities. As a result of the crisis, many residents of the area fled their homes to the neighbouring villages for safety. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, obtained by THE DAILY VENDOR reads in part: "Following the restoration of peace in the affected Communities through the efforts of the Anambra State Government, Joint Security Forces, Vigilante groups, traditional rulers, Youth leaders and Ayamelum leaders of thought, the residents have finally returned back to thei...
Arrest officers collecting bribes at the border SEAMTA urges Anambra CP
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Arrest officers collecting bribes at the border SEAMTA urges Anambra CP

The South East Amalgamated Markets Traders Association has called on the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State to arrest security operatives at the state’s borders who are bent on receiving bribes and allowing human and vehicular movements. They made the call in a letter of commendation to the state’s governor, Chief Willie Obiano, signed by the President General, Chief Gozie Akudolu and the Secretary General, Alex Okwudiri. The statement sighted by THE DAILY VENDOR also stated that the attitudes of security operatives are inadvertently sabotaging the good works of the Command by accepting financial inducements from drivers and commuters and allowing them passage. "Our greatest worry is that most of these commuters, whose status are not known, are coming from the epicenters of CO...
Police arrest rapist in Anambra, recover improvised shotgun
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Police arrest rapist in Anambra, recover improvised shotgun

The Police in Anambra State has arrested one Emeka Okeke, popularly known as 'Aso Rock', for allegedly raping a 36 years old woman at 'gun' point. The incident it was gathered happened around Okpuno area in Awka South Local Government Area of the state at about 9pm on Wednesday, May 6. Disclosing this in a press statement obtained by THE DAILY VENDOR, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, said on receiving the report, detectives from B Division, Awka commenced investigation in conjunction with Okpuno community vigilante group. SP Haruna said the suspect was apprehended and a search on him revealed a concealed shotgun-like object. "On the 7/5/2020 a 36 years old woman resident at UNIZIK temp-site Awka, reported at B Division Awka that at about 9:...
ANAMBRA: CP Abang warns officers against incivility, sought citizens cooperation ahead of nationwide curfew
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ANAMBRA: CP Abang warns officers against incivility, sought citizens cooperation ahead of nationwide curfew

In line with Federal Government’s directives on nationwide curfew, the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP John B. Abang, has urged the citizens and residents of the state to cooperate with the police by strictly adhering to the stipulated directive. The Nationwide curfew is expected to commence between 8pm to 6am daily with effect from Monday 4th May 2020. CP Abang has also called on officers of the command and other security agencies to be civil while enforcing the order. This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Police Public Relations Officer of the state, SP Haruna Mohammed on Saturday, May 2. “The Anambra State Police Command wishes to inform the Public that following the directive of the Federal Government on *Commencement of Nation...
Anambra Police Commissioner rescues stranded 17-yr-old mother, offsets hospital bill
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Anambra Police Commissioner rescues stranded 17-yr-old mother, offsets hospital bill

It was an exciting moment yesterday in Awka, Anambra State capital as the Commissioner of Police, Anambra Command, CP John B. Abang, fdc paid N140,000 as the hospital bill of a 17 years old girl who was delivered of a baby boy. THE DAILY VENDOR correspondent gathered that the 17 years old who received help from the commissioner was into the business of Orange hawking as means of making a living when she was raped and impregnated in the process. Our correspondent also learnt that after the incidence, she had to carry the pregnancy for nine months until she was admitted to Everest Hospital, Opposite CPS, High Court Road Awka where she gave birth to a baby boy. But following her inability to settle her hospital bill after delivery through Cesarean Operation, a foundation made this k...