Stop Destroying Police Image, Stakeholders To Human Right In Anambra.

 



Stop Destroying Police Image, Stakeholders To Human Right In Anambra.

NKIRU NWAGBO.

Stakeholders in Ukwulu community , Dunukofia local government area of Anambra State have  described the allegations of unethical practice leveled against the Special Anti-Cultism Squad, SPACAS, Obosi Sector, Anambra State Police Command by a human rights group  as malicious and  lacking in substance.

 Ukwulu community said  the  article is   paid by some unscrupulous elements  to discredit and tarnish the image of  anti- cult in the state.

They called on the public to disregard  the  malicious  outcry of the activists, published in one of the nation’s national dailies online.

 The spokesperson of the stakeholders’ who preferred to remain anonymous for fear of being attacked said the raid on a family house in Ukwulu community, came through a confessional statement made by one of the suspects previously arrested who  later led   the SPACES to their den.

According to the spokesman, the hideout was a   notable  place where criminal activities are being practiced.

He said  the newspaper online publication  misrepresented the arrest and the  interrogation of some youths accused of hiding under the students of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, to operate a high degree and scientific criminalities.

 He  urged members of the public and police hierarchies to discard the said malicious publication.

“We read with dismay the  online  statement credited to a reputable human rights group, (Intersociety), we found out that it was done out of  malice and hatred as the police angle was not represented.

"How do Intersociety expect the suspects that are known in our community for notorious behaviors to accept their involvement in cultism, internet fraud, and other criminal-related offenses? We even learnt that substances suspected to be hard drugs were recovered from some of the arrested suspects.

“The coming of the Anti-Cultism Squad to our community was a divine grace by God as some of the youths arrested are deeply involved in cultism, internet fraud, and other criminal-related offenses. 

“We were told that the SPACAS coming was through a confessional statement of a suspect arrested for cultism within the area of jurisdiction of the SPACAS, Obosi Sector.

“We learnt also that the Anti-Cultism men arrested 24 suspects in Ukwulu on the said date, took them to Obosi where they were properly screened according to their respective alleged involvement , some who were arrested in an error were allowed to go  unconditionally while others suspected to be deeply involved were granted bail pending when they will be charged to court.

"The alleged extortion of over N1.2M from the suspects was to give a dog a bad name to hang it. Otherwise, how can those who claimed they were students pay such huge sums of money when the human rights body claimed they intervened before the suspects were granted bail? 

“Let it not be that the human rights body conspired with the suspects to flaw the SPACES image by claiming that they were extorted” he stated.

Recall that SPACAS, Obosi Sector had last Monday stormed the Ukwulu community, launched a serious manhunt on suspected criminal elements, arrested 24 suspects through a tip-off after screening them, and those who were found culpable were granted bail pending the day they will be charged to the court of competent jurisdiction.

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