The Anambra Home of Meeting has expressed fear over the rising charge of crimes within the state and known as for pressing measures to deal with the menace.
Mr. Noble Igwe, representing Ogbaru 1 Constituency, whereas talking on a matter of pressing public significance, on Tuesday, lamented that the speed of crime had triggered worry among the many residents.
Igwe stated there have been latest stories of residents who had been victims of a variety of violent crimes, together with armed theft, assault, housebreaking, carjacking, kidnapping and extortion.
“Conscious that safety of lives and property is the first operate of the state authorities as enshrined within the structure, there may be the necessity to intensify efforts at taming the resurgence of crimes in some components of the state, particularly on theOnitsha-Owerri Street the place miscreants rob travellers and motorists.
“It is a wake-up name for the state authorities and safety businesses within the state,” he stated.
In his contribution, Mr. Charles Obimma, representing Oyi Constituency, stated that the hoodlums assault residents in broad daylight and function unchallenged.
“We’re on the mercy of hoodlums now because the police not reply to misery calls after the #EndSARS protest. Unhealthy boys now function with boldness and impunity.
“I counsel that we institute neighborhood policing to safe residents of the state,” Obimma stated.
In his views, Mr. Lawrence Ezeudu, representing Dunukofia, suggested that the state authorities ought to organise a safety summit, inviting vital stakeholders to suggest options to the safety challenges.
Additionally, Mr. Obinna Emeneka, representing Anambra East, instructed that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Monday Bala Kuryas, be invited to seem on the ground of the Meeting to clarify how he deliberate to deal with the spike in prison actions within the state.
“The resurgence of crime in some components of the state, particularly at Onitsha, exhibits that the state goes again to these horrible days of insecurity. We can not fold our arms and permit this menace to go on,” Emeneka stated.
In a decision, the Speaker, Mr. Uche Okafor, known as on Gov. Willie Obiano, to, as a matter of urgency, direct the Commissioner of Police and different safety businesses to beef up safety within the state.
In the meantime, the Home held a valedictory session for the late Mr. Martin Enem, a former lawmaker, who represented Onitsha South 1 Constituency within the Home between1991 and 1993.