Anambra: CP Sweeps Urbanized Policemen To Rural Ends



From Nweke Nweke, Awka

The strong broom of CP Sam Okalua, the Ananbra State Commissioner of
Police has swept all the urbanized policemen in the state to rural
areas, this it was learned, was designed to curtail the congregation
of the urban police stations across the state and to pave way for does
who never tested working in commercialized area to test same while in

According to our impecable police source, over 600 policemen who has
served for five years and above in CPS, Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi, A and
B divisions also in Awka, Area Commands of Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi are
all affected.

Other urban divisions affected are Fegge, Okpoko, Awada,  Inland Town,
Ogidi,Ekwulobia, amongst others while those who were redeployed to the
places like Nzam, Obosi, Otuocha, Anaku, Achalla, Umunze, Atani, Ukpor
and Dunukaofia amongst other rural divisions by the predecessors of CP
Sam Okalua either on impuntive or in an ordinary police rotinue
redeployment have been recalled to test the urban side of policing in
Ananbra State Police Command.

Investigation conducted on the recent redeployment excercise already
embraced and implemented by three Area Commanders and all the
Divisional Police Officers(DPOs) serving in the state police command
has brought joy and agony between those going from rural areas to
urban in vice-visa.

It was authoritatively gathered that some of the affected policemen,
especially those vacating urban police divisions who thought they can
influenced the State Commissioner of Police through ‘dirty Ghana Must
Go Bag’ cum gratifications, had their wish dashed on the rock as the
CP, according to sources, dammed all phone calls made across to him by
the suspected godfather(s) of some of the already redepolyed police

The redeployment excercise which centered on rank and file, learned, remains the most achievement of the Ananbra
State crime burster(CP Sam Okalua)  as members of the public,
especially traders within Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi have congratulated
the CP over the recent development.

It would be recalled that the redeployment excercise came weeks after
the CP concluded his famililization tour to all the police formations
in the state,  a period when he was confronted with the over stay of
some of his men in particular station, which according to submissions
to CP has possed as security challenge to the men of the police force,
Ananbra State Police Command.

When contacted over the development, the Police Public Relations
Officer, PPRO, Ananbra State Police Command, ASP Nkiruka Nwode
described the redeployment as duty rotinue excercise within police
family, noting that it was done in good faith without witch-hunting
any of the affected rank and file.

“Redeployment is part of the job and the State Commissioner of Police,
CP Sam Okalua, knowing what he want from all of us, (which is the make
the state better than he met it security wise), in his wisdom,
designed what you just called for and I bet you,  watch and see, I
trust our men, the  alrady redeployed officers after reporting to
their new stations are going to combine force with those they met on
ground and the result would be free crime festivisty within the
Christmas and New Year “. She boasted.



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