Anambra lawmaker urges support for police in fighting crime



A lawmaker Anambra, Mr Onyebuchi Offor, has appealed to well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations the state to assist the police with logistics to fight crime
Offor, representing Ekwusigo State Constituency the state House of Assembly, the appeal an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Awka on Wednesday.


He said that many private and public property, police stations, destroyed in Anambra during the EndSARS last year.
He said that due to the , police in the state now lacked adequate patrol vehicles and logistics to fight crime and secure lives and property.
Ofor, who is the Majority Leader of the House, said: “A lot of police stations and patrol vehicles burnt during the , while arms and ammunition carted away by hoodlums.


“The aftermath of the EndSARS has the increasing crime rate we are experiencing in the state,’’ he said.
The lawmaker said the current had exonerated the police from blame, when they do not respond to distress calls in as they lacked patrol vehicles.
“This is a sad reality that we cannot allow to continue. We to collectively -energise the police so they return to the streets to provide security,’’ he said.

“Security is essential to the socio-economic development of any state.
“Therefore, we need to to the aid of the police by donating patrol vehicles and crime fighting equipment to boost their performance. (NAN)