The police in Anambra State have arrested the commander of the state vigilante group that tortured a policewoman in a trending video.
A video surfaced during the week showing a vigilante commander harassing and torturing a policewoman in the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the vigilante commander who tortured the female police officer has been arrested.
Tochukwu said that upon seeing the video, the Commissioner of police, CP Echeng Echeng reacted quickly and found out that the incident happened in Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of the State.
He said when the Commissioner discovered where it happened, he ordered the arrest of the perpetrator.
“The Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command, CP Echeng Echeng, today, 15/1/22, wishes to inform the general public, especially Ndi Anambra, that the Commander of Anambra State Vigilante alleged to be torturing a female police officer on January 12th, 2022, at Awuda Nnobi security office, is now in custody.
“Following as seen on a trending video on social media, where some members of the Anambra Vigilante group, 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 to protect women against violence.
He also thanked the members of the public, especially Ndi Anambra, for their advocacy in condemning the act and protecting the female gender,” he said.