Police chief seeks info from public

…As another stolen car is recovered in Ahiazu


A call has gone to the public to assist the police with tangible information on the activities of criminals to enhance crime detection and prevention.

The Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) II Ahiazu Mbsie LGA, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Cletus Esinulo made the call at a Security and Governance Forum organized by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the Cleen Foundation at Ahiazu Mbaise LG Council Hall, Afor Oru.

He stated that security is a collective responsibility and harped on the need for synergy to stem crime tide.

ASP Esinulo regretted that many a time, blame is heaped on the police for failure to prosecute criminal suspects but underlined that positive result would be farfetched when complainants are unwilling to go further with matters or witnesses decline to appear in court.

The DCO II underscored that several robbery and rape cases have been frustrated due to inability of complainants/victims to show up in courts.

He advised parents and wards to jettison the erroneous traditional impression that the appearance of a raped girl child victim in court dims her chances of getting married, pointing out that most perpetrators of the heinous act have escaped the hammer of the law for this reason.

Meanwhile, the Ahiazu Mbaise divisional police have been given kudos for recovering another vehicle, Nissan Sunny 16.5X salon car stolen from where it was parked in Part Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

The LGA Director of Administration and General Services, Comrade Alex Megwa gave the kudos when the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Superintendent of Police (SP) Danjuma Ragga briefed him on the recovery.

He lauded the DPO for effective resource mobilization and strategy, commending the harmonious relationship between him and the Senior Police Officers (SPOs) – the Divisional Traffic Officer (DTO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kingley Ugah, the Divisional Crime Officers (DCOs) I and II, DSP Omaka Ebita and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Cletus Esinulo, respectively amongst others as well as the rank and files.

Comrade Megwa who recalled that recently, a police Woman Corporal (WPL) Ijeoma Ihebunezi of the division recovered one Camry salon car at Afor Oru, Ahiazu Mbaise LGA also stolen from where it was parked in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, calling on the public to be alert and report suspicious movements of persons, objects and facilities to the police for prompt intervention.

Speaking earlier, the DPO, Danjuma Ragga stated his men immediately swung into action on a tip-off and recovered the vehicle where it was parked with tarpaulin in the compound of the suspect, Mr. Ogochukwu Njoku at Okpumkume Mpam.

He said they are also on the trail of another vehicle and suspects likely operating with the car snatching syndicate and urged the public to feel free to give vital information to the police on activities of criminals, assuring confidentiality and prompt action.

The mother of the suspect, Mrs. Angela Njoku who condemned in strong terms the criminal conducts of the son disclosed that he has been in detention in Port Harcourt for case of another stolen vehicle.

She said she questioned him on how he came about the vehicle but was not satisfied with his answer.

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