By Joy Mbachi
The Anambra State Police Command has assured residents of its determination to protect vulnerable individuals in addition to providing security of lives and properties.
The assurance is contained in a press statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Awka by DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the state.
The statement said that the Anambra Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, has frowned at the rate at which inhuman treatment is meted to some vulnerable persons in the state.
Echeng said that the command would continue to do everything within its power to protect the vulnerable from all forms of inhuman acts they are subjected to by their guardians.
He said a case of inhuman action against vulnerable persons would be thoroughly investigated and at the conclusion, such a case shall be charged to court for justice to be served.
The statement attributed Echeng’s reaction to the recent trending video of 8-year-old girl, simply called Miss Idimmachikwu, who was subjected to inhuman act by her guardian, Mrs Chinyere Ifesinachi, aged 25 years.
The PPRO said that, through the Police Operatives collaboration with the Staff of Anambra State Ministry of Women and Social Welfare, the information was duly followed and the girl was rescued.
“Ifesinachi who hails from Alor, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra, was arrested following a trending video/public outcry of the residents of the area by King of Glory road, Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area, of the state.
“Idimmachikwu was seen with different degrees of injuries all over her body, allegedly perpetuated by Ifesinachi, and is currently receiving medical treatment in a hospital.
“Meanwhile, the case has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department SCID for a comprehensive investigation as directed by the Command and would be charged to court on its conclusion,” the PPRO said.
The police commended the public and the neighborhood watch, urging the public to always be security alert and report any incident that is unlawful to a nearest police state or call the command on 07039194332, or PPRO on 08039334002.
He said that the police “NPF rescue me app” is also available for free download on both Android and Apple IOS, for Android and iPhone users respectively.