Anambra guber: CP threatens legal sanction on hate speech propagators

The Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr Garba Umah has threatened to deal with Anambra politicians who heat up the polity with hate campaigns.

He said the warning became necessary following rumour peddling and hate speeches trailing the November 18 electioneering in the state.

In a Statement made available on Sunday in Awka, Anambra State, by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, the CP warned against rumour peddling in the state, especially as the State prepares for the governorship election in November.

The statement said political parties in the state had been warned to play by the rules of the game and avoid acts likely to cause breach of the peace or intended to heat up the political atmosphere in the state.

It said political parties were advised to caution their political appointees against, “careless statements likely to cause breach of peace or heat up the polity”.

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It added that any party, group, or person(s) caught breaching the rules would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

The statement read,” Peace in Anambra State is not negotiable and the Police command will not stand and watch criminal elements sabotage the effort of the officers and men of the command.

“Police officers are not ghosts nor are they magicians, if you have any useful information come forward and report to the appropriate quarter, or better call Emergency number on any incident, crime or criminality.

“Security of life and property should be our collective responsibility. Politicians should please desist from making careless statements aimed at heating up the political atmosphere in the state.”

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