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Anambra State Police Command has denied knowledge of alleged imprisonment of its Commissioner, Mr. Echeng Echeng for refusing to comply with court order.

An online publication had reported that Delta State High Court sentenced the CP and Kingsley Umeh to prison over refusal to comply with the order of the court to release a Kidnapped child to his parents.

According to the report, In a suit No: HCO/44/2021 filed before Hon. Justice C.O. Emifoniye of Delta State High Court, the plaintiff, Pastor Henry Osah had urged the court to order the Anambra State Police Command to free his kidnapped child who was found in an orphanage home in Anambra State.

“Delivering the judgment on Wednesday, December, 2022, Justice C.O. Emifoniye ordered the Inspector General Of Police to arrest the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng and Inspector Kingsley Umeh and transport them from Anambra State to the Kwale Prisons, Delta State within one week,” the report alleged.

But the Anambra State Police Spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement, said the Command was yet to receive any order committing the CP to a Correctional Center. 

The statement reads, “The Anambra State Police Command wishes to state emphatically that the Command is not aware and is yet to receive any order committing the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command to a Correctional Center. 

“Therefore, the Command is constrained to make further comments please.”