Police in Onitsha change anti-crime tactics

Nnewi— Determined to ensure a continued crime free environment and in preparation to reduce  the crime rate in Onitsha at the ember months, the Police in Fegge, Onitsha South Local Government Area, have designed an operational order to check criminal activities.
This was disclosed by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Fegge Division of the Nigerian Police, Mr. Rabiu Garba, in a chat with newsmen on the preparedness of the police in Fegge to counter the activities of criminal elements, who capitalize on the high business activities in ember months to rob and unleash terror on innocent victims.
According to Mr. Garba, “the operational order involves regular township and high way patrol, regular raiding of criminal hide-outs, enforcement of the order restricting/banning of private and commercial motorcycles on the high ways and some roads in Onitsha, especially within Fegge Division.”

Mr. Garba also disclosed that he had collapsed all the vigilante detention centres in Fegge Division, “because vigilante operatives do not have the rights to detain, as their rights stop at arresting criminals, hoodlums and suspects and handing them over to the police.
“Other activities in the operational order are: executing searches on suspected persons and buildings, arresting of touts,” among others, he said.