Police move to end extortion by officers in Imo

By Ogechi Emeana

The Imo State Police Command have announced plans to launch a campaign against extortion and corruption as well as other unethical practices in the force.
Disclosing this to newsmen, recently, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Rabio Ladodo, promised to release a  “Complaints Response” phone number.
He, however, advised the public to, in the interim, call the Police Control Room through 08034773600 and the APC in charge of X-Squad through 07066817429 to report any erring policeman.
The commissioner condemned the high rate of unethical practices on the part of police patrol teams in the course of their duties and promised to take drastic measures against such infractions.
CP Ladodo urged motorists and other members of the public to desist from giving in to the demands of the erring policemen.
Meanwhile, the anti-kidnapping operatives of the Imo State Police Command have reportedly rescued a victim from a gang of kidnappers.
The victim identified as Solomon Nwanguma of Umuanu Inyishi, in the Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, was said to have been rescued after the arrest of the suspect at Prefab Housing Estate.
According to police sources, the 30-year-old suspect confessed to the crime and has revealed the names of members of his gang suspected to have been responsible for numerous kidnappings within Owerri and its environs.
Sources also said that the arrest suspect led the police to a forest in Umuagwu, Ifakala in the Mbaitoli LGA where the victim was rescued unhurt.
A release from the police command said that their men would ensure that other members of the gang were arrested and brought to book.

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