The Commander of the Anambra State Police Special Anti-Cultism Squad, SACS, Mr Bako Gado, yesterday confirmed to newsmen that about 140 armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism suspects were convicted within the last two months, while 10 were freed by various courts in the state within two months.
He disclosed this while addressing newsmen in his office at Enugwu Ukwu. He further revealed that the suspects were mostly arrested in Obosi, Nkpor, Ogidi, Ihiala and Awka before being arraigned in court.
He was upbeat and positive about the co-operation of the people in the state, whilst expressing the hope that criminal activities would be curtailed within the shortest possible time. He commended Governor Willie Obiano’s support for the Command through the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Karma Hosea.
In Otoko Isuaniocha community, Awka North local Government Area, one Chief Anthony Onyeagolu accused the police of being biased in investigating the leadership crisis rocking the community. Responding to that, Mr Gabo urged Otoko Isuaniocha community to make peace in their area instead of accusing the police.
Mr Bako Gabo responded to claims by Chief Onyeagolu that the Police in the state has been extorting money from detained Otoko people. In reaction, Mr Bako Gabo expressed heartfelt regret that some self-seeking enemies of progress in the community have continued to spread false allegations against his command. Their reason being that so they can continue to hold the community hostage, foment trouble and enrich themselves by thriving in the crises at the detriment of the good people of the community.
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