Community policing: politicians sabotaged recruitment process

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•Governor Hope Uzodinma

Traditional rulers Njaba Local Government Area State have accused the acting coucil , Emeka Iheanacho, and other politicians, sabotaging the recruitment constables for community policing.

Njaba Council Traditional Rulers and monarch Amazano community Caesar Duruegbusuo made the allegation at a stakeholders’ meeting at Nkume Community Hall.

Duruegbusuo said politicians hijacked the recruitment and sidelined the royal fathers who are the chief security of their communities.

According him, this negated the instructions of Governor Hope Uzodimma, and said it could sabotage government’s security efforts.

He said: “Governor Uzodimma said traditional rulers should select fill up the community policing list. Unfortunately, politicians the council decided select their boys. We’re talking about security, and there is no way you will bring someone secure any community without the leadership knowing who it is.

“We therefore reject the list sent for community policing from Njaba. The we selected were rejected by politicians who substituted them their loyalists. No monarch should be held accountable for any security breach any community Njaba. Our governor should note this.”

But of the Interim Management (IMC) Emeka Iheanacho debunked the allegation, saying, “We chose only qualified candidates from the communities in Njaba”.

Iheanacho also denied that the royal fathers were sidelined in the selection process as they made contributions. He that the monarchs would be given the to make substantial contributions in future recruitments.

The Nation