… Assures them of diligent investigation, prosecution of all sexual offences
The National Council for Women’s Societies (NCWS), Nigeria, Anambra State branch in collaboration with other affiliates led by the branch Coordinator, Barrister Ify Chijioke, yesterday paid a visit to the Commissioner of Police Anambra State, CP John Abang at the State Command headquarters, Awka after a peaceful rally with a banner tagged “Protest against Rape in Anambra State.”
The purpose of the rally, according to the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Haruna Mohammed in a statement in Awka yesterday, was to raise awareness against rape and make Anambra State free from sexual violence.
Speaking during the visit, the Coordinator, Barr. Ify Chijioke appealed to the CP to ensure discreet investigation of all rape cases in order to serve as deterrence to potential offenders in the State.
Responding, the Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang welcomed them to the State command headquarters and assured them of his maximum support towards realising their goal of ensuring that all the suspects involved in rape cases are brought to justice.
The CP further stated that the command under his watch will continue to partner with the NCWS, National Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) and other stakeholders especially in the area of advocacy and monitoring in order to ensure diligent investigation and prosecution of rape and other offences in the state.
The CP also revealed that between January 2020 and now, the command has recorded 15 cases of rape out of which 12 cases were charged to Court and still on trial, 16 suspects arrested and three cases under investigation.
Photo: Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP John Abang addressing members of NCWS and other affiliates during the visit at the State Command Headquarters, Awka on Tuesday.
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