Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Anambra State Police Command has stated that they are not aware of any court in Nigeria sentencing the State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng, Echeng, to the correctional centre.
Reacting to the report that a Delta State High Court has sentenced the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng, Echeng and Kingsley Umeh, to prison over their refusal to comply with the order of the court to release a kidnapped child to his parents, the State Command’s spokesman DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said they are not aware of such judgment
The reaction was contained in a statement made available to journalists in Awka, on Saturday.
The Statement read: “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 said.
Trending reports had it that Delta State High Court presided over by Hon. Justice C.O Emifoniye, had convicted the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Echeng, Echeng, and sent him to prison over refusal to obey court order.
Pastor Henry Osah had in a suit No: HCO/44/2021 dragged the Commissioner of Police Anambra Stat,e Echeng Echeng, to Delta High court, before Hon. Justice C.O Emifoniye.
He had 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.
Delivering the judgment on Wednesday, December 2022, Justice C.O Emifoniye ordered the Inspector General Of Police to arrest the Anambra State Commissioner of Police and Inspector Kingsley Umeh and transport them from Anambra State to the Kwale Prisons, Delta State within one week.