Police Commissioner, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, has said that
his command had declared a total war against crime and
warned criminals to leave the state or face the full
wrath of the force.
72 suspects arrested for several crimes, in Lokoja
before journalists, the Ojukwu maintained that the
police was committed to combat criminal elements in the
Also the dead body of a notorious criminal, who was said
to be among those terrorising the eastern flank of the
state was displayed.
deceased was said to have been killed during a
shoot-out with the police on patrol at Odu, in
Dekina Local Government Area.
the crimes for which the suspects were arrested included
cases of criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide and
possession of weeds suspected to be cannabis and other
that, on September 9, a patrol team attached to Obajana
Divisional Police headquarters was ambushed and attacked
leading to the death of Inspector Suleiman Onotu, while
two other policemen were seriously injured.
Based on information received the criminals’ hide-outs
including the notorious “Boko Haram Junction” were
raided and 56 criminals were rounded up.
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