Arrest Of Rtd Brig. General’s Killers: PCRC National Headquarters Lauds FCT Police Command, Says CP Benneth Igweh Justifies PCRC 40th Anniversary Best CP Award

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The PCRC National Chairman, Alhaji Mogaji Ibrahim Olaniyan and other distinguished members of NEC received with great relief, the news of the arrest of armed robbers and killers of Rtd. Brigadier General Uwen Harold by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force at the FCT, today in Abuja.

According to a release signed by Comrade Kunle Sodipo, SSA Media and Publicity, office of the National PCRC Chairman on behalf of Mrs Helen Atekha Odemwingie, PCRC National Publicity Secretary, the PCRC commended the great work and the spontaneous action of the Police from the FCT Command who have acted decisively on all intelligence available to them and as a result were able to fish out the murder suspects.

“For us, the timely arrest of these evil perpetrators by the FCT Police is highly commendable, as such will no doubt send a clear “no go area” signal to their likes within the FCT and other adjourning cities.”

The PCRC also emphasized the importance of cordial relationship and inter-agency solidarity between government security agencies in Nigeria which must not be jettisoned by anyone, if indeed the best results must be realized in the crime prevention and crime fighting efforts against the criminals view as enemies by all government security agents and not an agency in particular.

The statement added that, It will no doubt be of immense benefit if such relationship and solidarity becomes a norm within our various security forces and not the unpleasant scenes we have watched in times past and most recently.

The PCRC, established by the Nigeria Police Force in 1984 to bridge the gap between the Police and the Community,  recently celebrated her 40th anniversary all across the country with special recognition awards to both the Police and distinguished community members.

The statement affirmed that, the Best CP Award in Crime Fighting which was given to the Commissioner of Police in charge of the FCT, CP Bennett Igweh was no fluke but a well deserved recognition of hard work, commitment and dedication to IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun’s mission and vision to prevent and meaningfully wage war against crime in Nigeria.

“A closer look at the arrested suspects; Ibrahim Rabiu ‘m’ 33 yrs old, Nafiu Jamil ‘m’ 33yrs old, Aliyu Abdullahi ‘m’ 47 yrs old and Mohammed Nuhu ‘m’ 28 yrs old is a clear indication that the youthful population in Nigeria is currently enmeshed in violent crime and something drastic needs to be done to prevent the situation from getting worse.

“According to the news, the suspects have all confessed to the heinous crimes of murder and armed robbery of the late General. They also stated that during the armed robbery incident, they murdered the Gen. to prevent him from harming them with his pistols he brought out to defend himself. They also made other confessions such as: stealing valuables including, Laptops, phones among other valuables from the deceased home,” the statement read.

It would be recalled that on his assumption of office as the 31st Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police, CP Bennett Igweh pledged to tackle kidnapping, one chance robbery, banditry and other violent crimes within Nigeria’s capital with viable actions and operational experience which many Abuja residents has so far described as potent and of positive impacts.

CP Igweh who hails from Akatta Oru-East LGS in Imo State, disciplinary attributes, community friendly approach and zero tolerance for unprofessional conduct stands him out.


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