The police spokesman, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, confirmed the arrest in Awka on Saturday.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, ordered the arrest of the suspect, whose name was not mentioned, following a report of harassment and torturing of a female police officer at the AVG’s Awuda Nnobi security office.
He described the act as cowardly and assured members of the public that the command was always ready to protect the women against violence even when the person is not from the security community.
He thanked the members of the public especially Ndi Anambra for their advocacy in condemning the act and protecting the female gender.
He said, “Following a trending video on the social media showing when some members of the Anambra Vigilante Group were seen harassing and torturing a female in their office at Awuda Nnobi. The CP ordered the immediate arrest of the commander and investigation has since commenced.
“The command, today, wishes to inform the general public, especially Ndi Anambra, that the commander of the AVG has been arrested for allegedly torturing a female police officer on 12th January 2022 at Awuda Nnobi security office and he is in our custody.”