By Vincent Ujumadu
Awka – THE Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) in Anambra State says it is delighted at the arrival of new set of mobile police outfit in Anambra State to provide the much needed security in the state, but insisted that there is also need to overhaul the entire police command from the commissioner down to the lowest rank if the envisaged positive impact is to be achieved.
The mobile police men who arrived the state last week, have been parading the streets of Awka in pick -up trucks and newly acquired armoured personnel carriers (APCs) and blarring sirens as they drive along.
But the state chairman of CLO, Mr. Alloysius Attah said in a statement in Awka that though the organization had envisaged increase in crime rate as the 2010 governorship election in the state draws near, it was worried at the frequency, sophistication and effrontry of the dare devil robbers and kidnappers with little resistance from the law enforcement agents.
â€œIt is quite disheartening that despite all the logistic supports in monthly subventions, patrol vehicles and communication equipments valued at over N2.4 billion, arguably the highest in the country which the Anambra state government have given to the law enforcement agents in the last three years, the police still pander to the wishes of their godfathers while criminals have free reign.