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Anambra: Police arrest 2 robbery suspects


…as CP Itam tasks officers and men on criminal investigation

The Anambra State Police Command has arrested two robbery suspects said to have been operating within Amawbia- Nibo – Umuawulu area.

This is coming as the new Police Commissioner, Mr Nnaghe Obono Itam tasks officers and  men on the new modalities in the area of criminal investigation.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a release; “Following the rejigged personnel operational positioning in the state capital, Awka, by the Commissioner of Police, Nnaghe Obono Itam, police operatives on 19/5/2024 by 12:25 pm intercepted two young men in a tricycle along Amawbia, Nibo Road and recovered one locally made pistol and a tricycle.

“The armed men both 25 years of age are Chigozie Echiebu of Urum Village, Awka LGA, and Edwine Emmanuel of Nkerefi Village in Nkanu East of Enugu State. The suspects have provided police with information on their mode of operations and names of other gang members which is already aiding the ongoing investigation.

“To this end, the CP directs that the investigation be widened and deepened to bring to book all those connected, and the case should be charged to court on the conclusion of the investigation.”

“On May 20, 2024, lectures police personnel attached to the criminal investigation department, Awka, provides a guide, reviews the modus operandi on criminal investigation.

“While addressing the personnel, he emphasised on investigative competency and skills in discharging their duties.

“He noted that the Department is the apex body of investigation in the state and when a crime is committed, the formation is tasked to identify the offenders and prosecute the perpetrators.

“He also provided guide to the operatives in assessing petitions when they are assigned for investigation, which includes if the case will end in prosecution, help in administrative decisions, as well as resources recovery or otherwise”

“He urges the operatives to enhance their investigative skills to turn information during investigation to intelligence.

The Commissioner also has since begun the tour of Area Commands, Divisional Headquarters, and formation in the command to assess manpower deployment, personnel positioning, and physical structure of the building/offices, with a visit to the Area Command, Aguata Headquarters, Aguata Divisional Headquarters, Umunze Divisional Headquarters, Joint Operation Base headed by the Police Aguata among others”

“To this end, the Commissioner assures Anambra State of the best policing experience under his watch,” he said.

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