Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Managing Director of Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra (OCHA) Brigade, Comrade Celestine Anere, has threatened to deal mercilessly with any staff caught in unethical conduct while on duty.
He said that most of the personnel have formed the habits of collecting money, beating people while on duty, noting that the command can no longer tolerate such.
He said Ocha brigade is a clean, orderly, disciplined and healthy enforcement agency towards cleaning up the state for healthy living.
Anere gave the warning on Monday while distributing 50kg of rice to each of the staff across the three Senatorial District of the state at the Command’s headquarters, Awka.
The Ocha brigade MD said he was going to activate a special monitoring team to monitor the activities of staff on the field, stating that members of the secret team will be sending pictures to him.
“This monitoring team is not going to be members of Ocha brigade. If any one is caught taking bribe, beating or involved in any unethical behaviour, I will dismiss him and before I do that I will show the person the video where he was caught doing the wrong things.
“Ocha brigade is not a breeding ground for you to be collecting money in uniform. In fact, it is a double penalty because you are disgracing the uniform. For most of you who have made up their minds to be collecting money, it is better you resign because if I catch you, I will treat you like a tout.
“This is a festive period, the governor and people expect you to show decency in doing your jobs and not misbehaving . Again, I will no longer tolerate you beating people like common criminals; if somebody commits an offence arrest him and don’t beat him or her. You don’t need to beat any person before arrest,” he stated .
According to him, there must be discipline in the brigade if there must be a way forward towards achieving healthy and clean Anambra.
He further warned those who are bent on tarnishing the image of the brigade to quit, and stop destroying the good works of others.
Anere stated that henceforth, Ocha brigade will be ruthless with any body found misbehaving on duty.