The new Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Tony Olofu, has frowned at professional misconduct of officers, just as he reaffirmed the Command’s determination to fight crime in the State.
Mr. Olofu, who stated this at a parley with newsmen at Police Headquarters in Amawbia, noted that the Command will not be insensitive to misconduct of officers, especially as regards extortion, illegal detention and maltreatment of members of the public, insisting that every resident of the State must be treated with decorum.
Correspondent, Kenechukwu Chukwudi, reports that
the Police Commissioner said the directives are in line with policing principles handed down by the Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, urging members of the public to report erring officers to the Command for appropriate sanctions.
Mr. Olofu emphasized that the Command remains resolute in fighting crime and criminality, especially armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, public disturbances, and host of other crimes.
He appreciated the State government and other stakeholders for their supports in fighting crime, and assured of stronger synergy with other security agencies in nipping crime in the bud.
Mr. Olofu, who also solicited the support of members of the public through provision of information and being law abiding, noted that the potential of Ndi Anambra, as an enterprising people, cannot be realized in an atmosphere of insecurity, urging residents of the State to call on the Command during emergencies for prompt action.