The Imo State Police Command has paraded 14 suspects allegedly involved in various criminal offences ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, murder, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms.
Parading the suspects on Friday at the command headquarters in Owerri, the state capital, the Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, said the command remains committed in its resolve to fight crime and criminality in the state.
While assuring Imo indigenes of adequate security during the yuletide, the commissioner explained that adequate measures have been put in place to secure lives and properties as a total of 3,500 policemen will be deployed for yuletide operations.
“I wish to showcase to you 14suspects involved in various violent crimes ranging from Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Unlawful Possession of Arms etc,” he said.
“I wish to use this opportunity to tell Imolites that adequate arrangements have been emplaced for a peaceful yuletide period, as such a total of Three Thousand Five Hundred (3500) policemen shall be deployed for the yuletide operations, I urge them to feel free to celebrate as the command remains in the business of protecting lives and properties of Imolites.”