Police nab 3 kidnappers, rescue 4 victims in Kogi

Enugu State Command, Mr.
Emmanuel Ojukwu, has made
case for the police personnel,
saying that corruption was not
peculiar to the police, but a
national malady.
Ojukwu assumed duty
recently as the Enugu police
chief, following the transfer
of his predecessor, Nwodibo
Ekechukwu to Rivers State.
The police boss who used
the occasion to parade some
suspected criminals at police
headquarters, said that
corruption was a Nigerian
problem that should be
tackled by all, but not a police
matter alone.
“Corruption is a Nigerian
problem. Let’s all join hands
together to fight corruption,”
he said.
He said that the police has a
mechanism whereby they deal
with any of their personnel
found wanting in his duties.
“The issue of corruption is
not peculiar to the police. We
have a mechanism of fishing
out corrupt officers in our
midst. A good number have
been sacked, while some have
had their ranks reduced.
“We have been preaching
against corruption. When
you notice a corrupt officer,
report such one; we have a
mechanism of checking the
excesses of our men,” Ojukwu
points out.
Ojukwu also said that they
have been preaching the
“gospel of good conduct,”
pointing out that that officers
that perform creditably, gets
pat at the back while those that
fall foul go in for it.
The new police boss, in a
speech before parading the
suspects that include armed
robbers, kidnappers as well
as rapists and child defilers,
commiserated with all the
victims of the Nimbo killing,
saying that every reasonable
measures are being taken to
ensure that such ugly incident
never occurred anywhere
He said that he has visited
the Ukpabi-Nimbo and stated
that anybody involved in the
mayhem would be fished out
to face the law.
He admonished the people of
the state not to panic because
of rumour making the rounds
that the herdsmen might
attack one community or the
other, saying that they should
report authentic information.
The commissioner appraised
the performance of the force
since he took charge recently.
“In the last one week, I have
been able to do assessment
of crimes in state such as
cultism, herdsmen menace
and kidnapping,” he said.
Ojukwu said that some of
those arrested include; ten
men arrested at Igbo-Eze
North Local Government Area
of Enugu State for engaging
in armed robbery and gun
He said that a number of
guns were recovered from
them and they were paraded
before newsmen.
Two ladies conspired at
Obinagu Udi to kidnap their
own mother to extort money
from their brother living in
Lagos and they were arrested,
while two young men were
arrested at Enugu-Ezike, Igbo-
Eze North local government
area for kidnapping a 9-year
old boy.
Paraded during the
briefing includes, a group
of cult members known as
Aiye fraternity who killed
a member of a rival group
called, Baggers

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