Police in Anambra State have partnered with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) to hold a seminar to train selected officers of the command on promotion of human rights enforcement.
The two-day training which commenced on Thursday THE RAZOR NEWS learnt is part of the command’s efforts at protecting, enforcing and promoting human rights in the state.
The state police command’s spokesperson, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who disclosed that the training continues on Friday said the state police commissioner, CP Echeng Echeng declared open the event.
He said: “Anambra State Police Command is holding a two day training program for some of its officers and men in the command on international human rights law.
“A total of 50 officers, including: sectional heads from State Criminal Investigation Department( SCID), Awka, Area Crime Officers and Divisional Crime Officers from Area Command and Divisional Headquarters were nominated and are already participating in the training exercise which commenced 30th June and ends today, 1st July, 2022.”
He further added that: “The Training which is also designed to enhance prompt responses to matters of human rights abuse while ensuring top-notch professionalism among police operatives in the discharge of their duties as officers, was declared open by the Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, CP Echeng Echeng who was ably represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Anambra State, DCP Peter Ozigi.”
He quoted the CP as thanking the ICRC, who are the organizers of the training, and urged the participants to see human rights as a crime prevention strategy and a means to build police confidence in members of public.
“It is a way to strengthen our institutional accountability and internal mechanisms,” the commissioner told the participants.
Some top officers of the command who were at the training programme were: Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Anietie Eyoh, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP Mike Ojegbe and others.