Reporter : UCHE NDEKE
The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 13, Ukpo, Mr. Danmallam Muhammed, says officers and men in Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra States will continue to protect the rights of the citizens.
He made the pledge, when he paid a courtesy visit to the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly at the Legislative Complex in Awka.
The AIG called on the 7th Assembly to partner the zone to ensure that peace and security were sustained in the area. The visit by the AIG was part of his familiarization tour of some institutions in the area.
The AIG noted that with the collaborative efforts of institutions and stakeholders, the zone would no doubt stand out as number one in terms of security of lives and property.
Mr. Muhammed promised that under his watch, there would be no illegal arrest, criminal extortion and unlawful detention of citizens. He pledged to continue to uphold professionalism, due process, justice and fairness in dealing with members of the public.
The AIG urged members of the public to always report to the nearest police station any suspicious movement for prompt response. Responding, the Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr. Uche Okafor, said the law makers would continue to enact laws that would support the fight against cultism in the state.
Mr. Okafor noted that the legislative arm saddled with the responsibility of making laws would not cease to support other arms of government in order to deliver dividends of democracy to the people.
In a remark, an industrialist, Chief Austin Oguejiofor, who accompanied the AIG on the visit, called on wealthy individuals from Anambra State to key into the “Think Home Philosophy” of the Governor Willie Obiano led administration to make the state a better place.