In appreciation of the outstanding performance of the men and officers of Imo State Police Command; those who have displayed uncommon zeal, courage, hard-work, commitment, passion and above average intelligence in the apprehension of the men of the under world who have made life unbearable for the citizens, the Commissioner of police, CP Chris Okey Ezike has elated to reward 28 officers, present certificate of commendation and award to deserving police personnel especially those from the Anti-Kidnapping unit led by OC, CSP Sani Andy Ahmed and Force Special Armed Robbery Squad (F-SARS) led by OC, SP Godfrey Ogbeide Victor for their gallantry, being true professionals who have sworn to protect lives and property even at the risk of paying Supreme sacrifices.
According to CP Chris Ezike, 18 of the officers received certificate of commendation for their efforts in the arrest of suspects who kidnapped and murdered Rev Fr Cyriacus Onunkwo ; 5 others for their efforts in resolving the kidnapping/armed robbery that involved the gospel singer, Prince CHINEDU Nwadike as a victim and another five for their hard work in the case of JOHNBOSCO Okoro and one other as victims"
Ifeanyicy.com gathered that apart from receiving commissioner's commendation certificate, they also received cash award of One Million Naira (N1, 000,000.00).
While the Police commissioner said " though this is far from being enough but is expected to act as motivation to further good works.
Continuing, He said "the result of hard work anyway is more work. The job is yet to be finished because criminals are never on casual leave. We must continue to collectively work round the clock to ensure that Imolites sleep with their both eyes closed."
He also admonished officers to "approach their duties with diligence, patriotism and uprightness, saying indolence, unprofessional conducts, sabotage and criminal behavior shall be punished just as good deeds are rewarded"
Police Boss thanked Imolites for their" wonderful support for police efforts especially in the last few weeks. He reiterated the command commitment to continue to seek genuine, strategic and mutually beneficial partnership with all sections of the Imo society so as to make Imo safer and better."