His Excellency Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha ably represented by our amiable Apex leader Chief Barr Chris Okewulonu -Chief of Staff, Imo Government House Reopened the
Otoko Police Headquarters.
It can be recalled that on the 1st of July 2019, a very serious and sad event involving one trigger happy policeman, Sgt Nwanesi Okechukwu, who guned down and killed Master Ikenna Ukachi. After he discovered that he has killed the young man, he ran away which provoked the youths of Umuokeh Autonomous community to attack and burnt down the police station at Otoko Obowo, breaking of armory, chattering away all the rifles and also burnt down the patrol vehicle.
On the 2nd July, His Excellency the Governor of Imo State His Excellency Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha visited the police station in company of the Comissioner of Police. The Governor took a decision that the police station should be Rebuilt, lost arms should be recovered and also burnt patrol vehicle should be replaced
Due to his quick intervention, relationship existing with the police and members of the community became very cordial
It was indeed a thing of joy today for the good people of Obowo to receive a proud son of Obowo who represented Gov Ihedioha at the Reopening of the ultra modern facilities.
Other dignitaries present includes, The Commissioner of Police Imo State, Chief of Staff to The Governor, Interim Management Committee Chairman, His Royal Highnesses, Area Commander Okigwe South, PCRC Members, DSS, Civil Defence and members of the 4th Estate
In his remark, Chief Okewulonu said :
"His Excellency's joy knows no bound as full security operations has returned to Obowo LGA today. Our people who are coming back home for Christmas can now sleep with their eyes closed.
"No state or community can develop in the absence of peace and security.
" No investor will come and invest in Obowo if there is insecurity. That is why we must encourage our young ones to shun crime.
This Government has zero tolerance for crime. And we shall no longer tolerate any form of criminality"
He appreciated Gov Ihedioha for Rebuilding Otoko Police Headquarters.
" His Excellency is a humanist, whatever touches the lives of another touches him"
That is why when the incidence occurred on 1st July 2019. His Excellency, left all the assignment the next day and proceeded to the house of the young man who was killed"
"I can recall vividly that when he visited this place which was burnt down by angry youths and hoodlums. He made pronouncements as regards rebuilding of the building, replacement of the patrol vehicles and returning of the arms which was carted away by hoodlums.
I am happy that today, all those has been accomplished. "
The COS equally commended the Commissioner of police -CP Rabiu Ladodo
He is a courageous and good leader, a super crime buster, who according to him is both Accessible , Responsive & Responsible
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