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New CP vows to rid Imo of corrupt officers, rights violators 


The new Commissioner of Police (CP) in Imo State, Hussaini Rabiu, has vowed to tackle human rights abuses and corrupt practices by his officers and men. 

He also assured the state that the command, under his watch, would focus on intelligence-led and visibility policing, which will give room for a more result-oriented and proactive policing.


Rabiu, who stated this at his maiden press briefing in Owerri, yesterday, also promised the residents of timely response to distress calls, robust police patrol, and zero tolerance for extortion along the highways.

The state has been a hotbed of insecurity since ‘unknown gunmen’ broke loose on security targets, after freeing inmates of Owerri Correctional Centre in April.

He said he was aware of the security situation in the state before his arrival and would take the battle against criminality to the criminals’ den in the state. 


“Imo Police Command under my watch shall take issues of human rights seriously. To this end, I want to inform ‘Ndi-Imo’ that any officer who infringes on the rights of the members of the public will have me to contend with. 

“Sequel to the above, therefore, I wish to inform lmolites that we shall tackle crime and criminality vigorously, and I make bold to say that there will be no hiding place for criminals anywhere in Imo,” he stated.


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