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Ikpeazu announces N1m reward to whistle-blowers on criminality

Ikpeazu announces N1m reward to whistle-blowers on criminality

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has an­nounced a cash reward of N1 mil­lion to any informant who volunteers useful informa­tion that lead to the arrest of criminals in the state.
Ikpeazu who disclosed this yesterday in Umuahia said, it is part of the re­newed efforts of the state to curb the rising crime wave in the state.
He also announced a cash reward of N1 million to any team of security operatives that conducts a successful operation that results in the apprehension of notorious criminals in the state.
Ikpeazu said an informa­tion desk would be set up at the Government House where the identity of all informers would be treated with utmost confidentiality.
The governor expressed sadness at the resurgence of kidnapping and violent crime in parts of the state in recent times, and vowed to stop at nothing in bringing the situation under control.
He said that arrange­ments had been concluded to relaunch “Operation Jubilee” in the state with additional 300 armed and heavily equipped police personnel to frontally com­bat crime.
On the public outcry over the uncivilised ac­tivities of touts who mo­lest motorists and hapless citizens under the guise of revenue drive, Ikpeazu vowed to deal with the per­petrators.
He announced the set­ting up of a panel headed by the Commissioner of Police to investigate the barbaric activities of the touts which led to a motor accident recently in Aba.
Other members of the panel which has seven days to turn in its report, include the state Director of the Department of Secu­rity Services (DSS), the At­torney General of the State and a traditional ruler, HRH Eze Love Nwogu.
“The individuals in­volved in this embarrass­ment will be brought to book,” Ikpeazu vowed, threatening to review the use of contractors in col­lecting “flying revenues” for the state government if the contractors continue to use touts to unleash may­hem on the people.-The Authority

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