From Chuks Moses, Awka
The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura,has warned officers serving in the state to shun bribe and other illegal activities or be ready to be fired from service.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed the Commissioner’s orders to the personnel in a statement in Awka on Wednesday, enjoined the officers and men of the service to remain civil to members of the public in accordance with international best practices.
According to him, “…In order to enhance people-oriented policing and effective service delivery in Anambra State, the Commissioner of Police Mustapha Dandaura has summoned all officers and men attached to Safer /Federal Highway Patrols in the Command and addressed them at the State Command headquarters Awka.
“The CP while addressing the officers urged them to be more professional,proactive,firm but civil to members of the Public when discharging their duties in accordance with internationally acceptable best practices.
“The CP also warned them against any form of extortion and corrupt practices stating that any officer found wanting will face severe disciplinary action which may include outright dismissal from the force.
The statement said the CP had tasked the police officers to take special steps to sanitise Onitsha axis of the state of hoodlums and bandits that had made life unbearable in the area.
“He further directed that the Patrol teams be deployed to Onitsha for special operations in order to sanitize the Area of armed banditry such as ‘One chance and hand bag’ snatching syndicates particularly at the head bridge and Upper Iweka axis in Onitsha.”