Thursday, 5 November 2015

2015 Yuletide: CP Assures Crime-Free Anambra, Laments Road Crashes

As 2015 Christmas and New Year celebrations draw nearer, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Hassan Karma has assured resident of the state and its environs that the state would be crime free throughout the yuletide.

Karma, who spoke while interacting with Community News Reporters Chapel of NUJ, Anambra State Council in his office, disclosed that crimes have reduced in the state to the barest, even as he called on the populace to always provide useful information to the Police in order to maintain the status quo.

CP Anambra State command flanked by members of Community News Reporters Chapel after the interaction

He however, lamented that the major challenge facing the state in the recent time was auto crashes.

“Accident is a major challenge facing Anambra state now. The State road is too good courtesy of its hardworking past and present administrations. That may be reason most drivers and other road users chose to drive recklessly. But I want to remind them that government embarked on road constructions for massive socio-economic development and betterment of the populace.

“So, people should stop taking good governance and social amenities for granted. Drivers and passersby should be careful. While walking, do not walk as if you’re the owner of the road. While driving, drive carefully, knowing that there are other road users. Recklessness would send you to earlier grave. Remember your loved ones…”

On his recent tour round the state, the CP noted that the command used the medium to uncover the nooks and crannies of the state with a view to securing the 177 communities of the state effectively, as well as to encourage the President Generals, Traditional Rulers, Women leaders, Vigilante, and other stakeholders to intensify efforts on community policing.

While praising Governor Willie Obiano on what he described as a synergy he created between the police and other security apparatus in the state, the CP attributed their successes on crime detection and eradication to the collaborative efforts.
He equally warned people to refrain from indiscriminate use of siren and hiding number plate, because according to him, the police had been directed to arrest and prosecute offenders since they are illegal.

“In advanced societies, siren is used on emergency cases to alert people about danger. On the other hand, number plate is an identity and ought not to be covered. Anyone hiding the number plate of his vehicle has something is trying to hide from the public. It is illegal and questionable. We have been directed to arrest and prosecute offenders”. 

Written By Okechukwu Onuegbu



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