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Police Arrest Anambra Vigilante Commander Who Tortured Policewoman

By Ikeugonna Eleke

Police in Anambra say it has arrested a commander of Anambra Vigilance Services who tortured a policewoman in a trending video.

A video had surfaced on the internet last Wednesday, showing the vigilante commander harassing a policewoman, and even torturing her.

The Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said upon seeing the video, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Eworo, quickly went to work and the incident was found to have happened at Nnobi. He said the vigilante commander involved had been arrested.

Ikenga said, ‘The Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, wishes to inform the general public, especially Ndi Anambra, that the Commander of Anambra State Vigilance Services alleged to be torturing a female police officer on 12th January, 2022, at Awuda, Nnobi Security Office is now in custody.

‘Following, as seen on a trending video on social media, where some members of the Anambra Vigilance Group (AVG), were seen harassing and torturing a female police officer in their office at Awuda Nnobi, the CP ordered the immediate arrest of the commander and investigation has since commence.

‘The CP, while describing the act as cowardly, assures that the command is always ready in protecting the women against violence, even when the person is not of the security community.

‘He also thanked the members of the public on their advocacy in condemning the act and protecting the female gender.’