A 32-year old man who impersonated as a Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, extorting money from unsuspecting members of the public to assist them enlist into the force, and 43 members of Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafa ,MASSOB, has been arrested by the men of the Anambra state Police Command.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hosea Karma, disclosed this while welcoming the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, in charge of zone 9, Umuahia, Abia state, Mr. Usman Gwary yesterday at the state police command headquarters, Awka, the state capital stated that the command has also nabbed 43 members of the self- determination group, Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafa ,MASSOB.
Addressing officers and men of the state police command, Gwary stated that his visit was in response to the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mr. Solomon Arase that he should tour police headquarters in the zone to lecture them on the new security policy of the current administration.
The AIG stated that South East zone from the recent investigation conducted by a special team set up by the IG was rated among the most peaceful zones in the country and warned officers and men of the state command not to condone act that would compromise peaceful security atmosphere prevailing in the state.
While urging the police officers to place their loyalty to the Force and Nigerian nation above any other consideration or sentiment, Gwary warned them to ensure that they do not allow MASSOB members to disturb the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state even as he commended the state police Command in its efforts in flushing out criminal elements from the area.
Urging them to adopt religiously the various security policies marshaled out by the IGP, Gwary also called on the police command to work seriously in collaboration with other sister agencies, and commended the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano for the various forms of support his administration had given the police command.
Earlier in his welcome address, CP Karma had enumerated the various problems confronting the command to including the physical structure and location of the state command, lack of police barracks and shortage of man- power.
And while parading the suspected fake DSP, Karma stated that the suspect who had just finished a prison term last April after he was convicted in 2013 in connection with an offence of impersonation stated that the suspect, who gave his name as Abdul Makong, native of Gari-Lamido in Taraba state was arrested following a tip off when he went to the palace of a traditional ruler in Awka-South local government area of the state, urging the people to bring some money so that he could get interested members of the community get recruited into the police force.
CP karma, however warned members of the public to beware of people like Makong, stating that recruitment into the Nigeria police force has transparent process devoid of any corrupt manipulation.
Interviewed by newsmen, Makong confessed that he just came out of the prison last April and that he is a graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK, Awka, where he obtained a degree certificate in Political Science in 2008, but, that he was force to go into crime because he could not get a gainful employment opportunity, adding that it was a friend who lured him into impersonation.

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