The Police in Anambra State have apprehended the commander of the state vigilante group.
According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Ikenga Tochukwu, the vigilante boss was arrested for torturing a female police officer in the state.
A video had gone viral on the internet on Wednesday, showing the vigilante commander harassing a policewoman, and even torturing her.
The state police command’s spokesperson, Ikenga said upon seeing the video, the Commissioner of police, Echeng Eworo quickly went to work, and the incident was found to have happened at Nnobi in the Idemili Local Government Area of the state and the vigilante commander was arrested.
Ikenga said, “The Commissioner ofPolice Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng today 15/1/22 wishes to inform the general public, especially Ndi Anambra that the Commander of Anambra State Vigilantee alleged to be torturing a female police officer
on 12th January 2022 at Awuda Nnobi security office, is now in custody.
“Following as seen on a trending video on social media, where some members of the Anambra Vigilante group (AVG), were seen harassing and torturing a female in their office at Awuda Nnobi. The CP ordered immediate arrest of the commander and investigation has since commence.
“The CP while describing the act as cowardly assures that the command is always ready in protecting the women against violence, even when the person in not of the security community.
“He also thanked the members of the public, especially Ndi Anambra on their advocacy in condemning the act and protecting the female gender.”