The Anambra State government has commended the Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura, for the arrest and quick prosecution of one Ikechukwu Udensi, known as Ikanda, suspected of masterminding the killing of a 38-year old businessman in Onitsha, Ndubuisi Nwokolo.
The commendation is contained in a statement by the Anambra State Commissioner for Information & Public Enlightenment, Mr C. Don Adinuba on Monday in Awka.
Adinuba said Gov. Willie Obiano has written to the police commissioner to express satisfaction at how police officers in Onitsha acted on a tipoff and arrested Udensi.
He said Udensi was arrested in a secret location in Onitsha while waiting for his agents collecting revenues illegally to bring him money.
“The governor has carefully been studying the strategy which the Anambra State Police Command used to arrest this person on whom the state government placed a N1m bounty since last year.
“Chief Obiano is also impressed that the most wanted suspect in the state, was arrested, and taken to court to avoid any possible legal loopholes through which to escape from the law.
“The arrest and quick prosecution of Udensi show that the Police Commissioner in the state is here to work for the people and has consequently bought into the state government development agenda which makes security of life and property the first cardinal objective,” Adinuba said.
According to him, the governor recognise the preeminence of security in the socio-economic development architecture of the state.
The commissioner remarked that Udensi’s arrest and subsequent prosecution show that the time is up for “those who collect illegal revenues and make life unbearable for our people.
“They will soon have their day in court. The long arms of the law will catch up with them, no matter how long they run and how well they hide themselves for now,” Adinuba affirmed.