…Orders the immediate release on bail of all suspects who might have been detained for offences considered not very serious and/or bailable
Following the directive of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu NPM, mni, to all commands in the country to enforce the social restriction order of the Federal and various State governments in a bid to control the spread of Coronavirus in Nigeria, the Commissioner of Police in Enugu state, CP Ahmed Abdurrahman, MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM, “has ordered all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Tactical/Operational Units of the Command to ensure the strict enforcement of the social restriction orders and other legitimate orders by the Federal and Enugu State Governments.”
The CP in a public bulletin signed by the Command’s PRO, ASP Ndukwe Daniel Ekea further directed operatives of the command to “stop forthwith any form of unnecessary arrest and detention of suspects in Police Cells within the Command.
“He also ordered the immediate release on bail of suspects who might have been detained for offences considered not very serious and/or bailable.”
CP Abdurrahman also directed for the thorough screening of suspects arrested for very serious crimes.
“In line with this, suspects arrested for serious offences such murder, armed robbery, kidnapping, rape/defilement and others that are nonbailable, must be thoroughly screened before they are detained to avoid the spread of the virus.”
The Commissioner, while calling on the good citizens of Enugu State to remain vigilant and law-abiding in this trying moment, enjoins them to “avoid, except where absolutely necessary, social visits to Police Stations and offices as well as reduce official visits.”
He further reassured all and sundry of the Command’s commitment to ensure the security and safety of lives and property in the State.
Meanwhile, the Command can be contacted via these numbers in case of any emergency 08032003702, 08075390882 or 08086671202.