Information reaching Ifeanyicy.com has it that Imo state police command has been nominated as the best crime bursting Police Command in West and Central Africa by Security Watch Africa.
According to Punch Newspaper, the state commissioner of police , Chris Ezike , was also nominated as the most outstanding Crime Bursting Chief and Best Anti Crime Security Chief in West Africa .
A statement signed by Prof Henri Fouche and Patrick Agbambu, for Security Watch Africa stated that the presentation of the awards comes up during a ceremony in Kigali, Rwanda in December 2017.
Security Watch Africa said that the awards which have been running since 2004 , were meant to encourage and promote peace and security on the continent .
The annual program it said, had been hosted in Nigeria ,Ghana , South Africa , The Gambia , United Arab Emirates and United States of America , respectively.
Meanwhile, Ezike has suggested to the federal Government to include send off parties for retired cops as the part of the curriculum of service in the Nigeria police force .
Ezike , said that considering the distress and discomfort under which police officers carry out their lawful duties , such improved packages for the police operatives would spur the officers to double their efforts and perform diligently .
The police boss who spoke in Owerri , in a ceremony to honour senior police officers who retired after putting in 35 years in the force said that welfare is an essential component of human management .
The retirees were DCP Anthony Okpara, who until his retirement a fortnight ago , was the Deputy commissioner of police in charge of administration , the immediate past Orlu Area commander , Edet Emeninyi , retired Assistant commissioner of police , Innocent Odoemenam , Sinclair Flewobo, Thomas Okoro and Linius Osuji.
Ezike said , “ Welfare is an essential component of human management . For organisations to do well, it requires people . Personnel are very important. For the retiring police officers, you have done well for the command and that is why we have rolled out the drums to celebrate you .
You fought a great fight and you won a great fight because you exited with your minds and memories intact . ”
He urged the residents of the state to pray for the police to succeed by stamping out all criminal elements in the state by partnering with his command in sharing of intelligence information .