No hiding place for criminals, says new police commissioner

POLICE-LOGO• Rescues kidnapped medical doctor 

The new commissioner of police in Ebonyi State, Peace Ibekwe Abdullah, has warned criminals to flee the state because there would be no hiding place for them in the new scheme of things.

The warning came few days after she took control of police operations in the state. Abdullah, who took over from Dikko Maigari, said she would consolidate on the achievement of his predecessor to move the command forward, adding that Ebonyi would be safe for people to stay. “I am, therefore, warning criminals to flee the state as the police under my control will not accommodate them,” she warned.

According to the new CP, “ this command will not condone any act of criminality and public disorder from anyone or group of persons; we will not do that” She maintained that she would ensure that there is heavy presence of policemen in all the communities to confront any security challenge.

The second female Police Commissioner in Ebonyi promised to resolve communal clashes and restore lasting peace. Kidnapped medical doctor rescued Meanwhile, the police have freed kidnapped medical director of Smile Hospital, Abakaliki, Dr Johnson Obuna.

Obuna, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and obstetrician gynecologist with the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, had served as former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA).

He was abducted by gunmen Wednesday night in Abakaliki. CP Abdullah said that the medical practitioner was abducted by three hoodlums, noting, “ In the early hours of September 8, our operations control room of Ebonyi State Police Command received a distress call that a medical doctor in Abakaliki was kidnapped by hoodlums. “A combined team of SARS, Anti-kidnapping, SIB operations, and patrol teams from central police station and Area Command Abakaliki quickly swung into action and rescued the victim hale and hearty, adding that no ransom was paid.”

Reacting to the incident, Chairman of the NMA, Dr. Agwu Umahi, said the association was holding an emergency meeting to sensitise members so that all hands would be on deck to ensure his immediate release.

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