Court sends Police Commissioner to jail

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A Delta State High Court has sentenced Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng, and an inspector Kingsley Umeh to Correctional Services over refusal to comply with the order of the court to release a kidnapped child to his parents.

Pastor Henry Osah, a plaintiff had in a suit No: HCO/44/2021 filed before the court, urged the court to order the Anambra State Police Command to free his kidnapped child who was found in an orphanage home in Anambra State.

According to a viral online report, the judgment delivered by Justice C.O Emifoniye, ordered the Inspector General of Police to arrest Commissioner Echeng and Umeh, and transport them from Anambra State to the Kwale prisons, Delta state within one week.

But reacting to the report, the Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO Tochukwu Ikenga, denied knowledge of the judgement, adding that they were neither served nor notified about it.

“The Anambra State Police Command wishes to state emphatically that the Command is not aware and is yet to receive any order committing the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command to a Correctional Center. Therefore, the Command is constrained to make further comments please,” he stated.

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