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Anambra vigilante commander arrested for torturing female officer



Anambra vigilante commander arrested for torturing female officer

A vigilantee in Anambra State has been arrested for allegedly torturing a female police officer at Awuda Nnobi security office in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.

The suspect, according to a statement by the Police spokesperson, Ikenga Tochukwu was nabbed following a viral video of some members of the group harassing and torturing the victim in their office.

He said the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng had ordered thorough investigation to the matter.

He said, “The Commissioner Police, Echeng Echeng today 15/1/22 wishes to inform the general public especially Ndi Anambra that the Commander of Anambra State Vigilantee alleged for torturing a female police officer on 12th January 2022 at Awuda Nnobi security office, is now in custody.

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“Following as seen on a trending video on social media when some members of the Anambra Vigilantee 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 is 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.”

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Profile: From Ozuitem, Bende Local government Area of Anambra State. Political science (B. Sc) from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka & Business Administration (Diploma) from the University of Calabar. Email him at

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