By Amaka Olua
The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Oko Division, Anambra State Chapter, has inaugurated her new executive members. Speaking at the occasion, November 16, the State Chairman (PCRC), Chief Ikechukwu Ezenwankwo, stated that PCRC was formed by the Police Public Relations Committee with the aim of helping the police to fight crime and to settle disputes in the community.
Ezenwankwo who noted that their desire was to see that their community was crime free by reporting any case which they would not settle to the police, said they worked in concert with the police.
He congratulated Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for choosing Mr Peter Obi as his vice Presidential candidate for the People's Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of the February 19, 2019 general elections. This is even as he described Obi, two term governor of Anambra State, as an acconplished politician.
Ezenwankwo noted that the choice of Obi by Atiku as his running mate was the greatest attempt at resurrecting Nigeria. He said their association, PCRC, which membership cut across political parties, believed in humanity and the sanctity of life and mutual co-existence.
He charged all to support Atiku/Obi to restructure Nigeria, saying they should be given a chance.
Speaking to Fides, the Chairman PCRC, Mr Kenneth Arukwe, stated that the association was formed to safe guard the community against crimes and disputes, noting that it was out to bring about development in the community.
Ezenwankwo said it was their responsibility to report any crime to the police, as well as bringing calmness to the community by working with the police.
For his part, the secretary, PCRC, Dr Mike Obiagbara, who traced the history of the association, stated that the association was formed in 1984 to help detect crime in the rural areas. He noted that the association was where they formed credible men and women, saying it was not a place where people were admitted without proper screening.
He said that PCRC was a service oriented association that did not pay members, noting that they were voluntarily serving the community.
Also speaking, the State Treasurer, PCRC, Chief Anthony Ojemba, commended the immediate past exco for effectively piloting the affairs of the association and advised the incoming executive to learn from the past administration in order to take the association to greater heights.