…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
SP Josephine Ihunwo has been appointed as the new Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for Zone 13 Police Headquarters in Ukpo, Dunukofia, Anambra.
This appointment was confirmed by Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, in a statement released through the police spokesman in Enugu, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Tuesday.
Background and Responsibilities of Ms. Ihunwo
Ms. Ihunwo is the second PPRO of Zone 13 since its establishment on June 8, 2020.
She joined the Nigeria Police Force as a cadet assistant superintendent of police in 2010 and holds a BSc in Statistics from Imo State University (IMSU), Owerri.
She has served in various capacities, including as an administrative officer in the police command in Kano and as second-in-command of the ICT department in Enugu.
Additionally, she has served in the operations department, CP monitoring and investigation unit in Anambra, and as the foundation officer-in-charge of Anti-Human Trafficking in Zone 13 Ukpo.
Contact Information and Call for Support
Ms. Ihunwo can be reached at 08144868883 as she seeks support from all individuals within the zone to effectively carry out her duties as the PPRO.
IGP Alkali Baba’s Directive on Land and Matrimonial Cases
In a meeting with senior officers at the Force Headquarters in Abuja on Monday, IGP Alkali Baba instructed police officers to refrain from interfering in land and matrimonial cases.
The police boss emphasized that his administration will not tolerate the violation of force regulations, particularly the social media policy.
He highlighted the need to streamline investigations and cautioned officers against involvement in civil matters such as land disputes, debt collection, matrimonial cases, and cases already pending in court.
The IGP also discouraged the indiscriminate transfer of cases from lower commands to higher ones.
Crime Statistics and Recovery of Firearms
During the period between January and May, IGP Alkali Baba reported that 3,619 suspects were arrested for various crimes across the country.
He further stated that 316 kidnapping victims were rescued, and 486 firearms, including AK-47 rifles and locally fabricated automatic weapons, were recovered.
Additionally, a total of 4,072 assorted calibers of live ammunition and other incriminating items linked to major crimes were seized within the same period.
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