The Anambra State Police Command yesterday paraded over 100 criminal suspects involving cult members, armed-robbery gangs, child-traffickers and some others at the command headquarters in Awka. The State Commissioner of Police CP Garba Baba Umar while parading the suspects said the feat was in line with his determination to rid Anambra state off criminal elements as well as ensure that the existing peace in the state was not truncated by the activities of hoodlums.
Umar also explained that in order to stem the tide of crime and criminality as well as make the people of Anambra state safe and secured, the command has sustained its crime prevention strategies thereby relying solely on actionable intelligence and successfully cracked down some hideouts.
He said that the command cracked down on criminal conspiracy, child stealing and making false statement. According to the CP, the police in Anambra also arrested a child trafficking syndicate, armed-robbery suspects and recovered arms and ammunition.
The Anambra police boss further disclosed that they arrested over 40 suspected cult members at various locations across the state as well as recovered fabricated double barrel pistol and six live catridges and that all the cases were under investigation after which the suspects would be charged to court.