Police, Human Right Body Campaign Against Rape in Anambra
As part of their activities to mark a one week Campaign against Rape in Anambra State, the National Human Rights Commission Anambra State chapter led by the Coordinator Nkechi Flaura Ugwuanyi has today 18/6/2020 paid a visit to the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command *CP John B. Abang,fdc at the State Command headquarters Awka after a peaceful rally with a banner tagged “Activism and campaign against Rape”
Purpose of the rally is to raise awareness against Rape and make Anambra State a Rape-Free State. Speaking during the visit, the State Coordinator Nkechi Flaura Ugwuanyi appealed to the CP to ensure discreet investigation of all rape cases in order to serve as deterrence to potential offenders in the State.
Responding, the Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang* welcomed them to the State Command headquarters and assured them of his maximum support towards realising their goal of making Anambra a Rape free State.
The CP further stated that the Command under his watch will continue to partner with the Human Rights Commission and other stakeholders in order to enhance safety and security in the State.
The CP also revealed that between January 2020 to Date the Command has recorded 13 cases of Rape out of which 12 cases were charged to Court and still on trial,14 suspects arrested and one case under investigation.
In another development,the Commissioner of Police also met with hoteliers and discussed issues bordering on Security in the State,he urged them to as a matter of urgency install CCTV Cameras in all hotel premises and also do background checks on their staff as a proactive measure to enhance Safety and Security at their respective hotels.
SP Haruna Mohammed,
PPRO* Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.
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