Mrs Obianuju Obiajulu, has assumed duty as the first female Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Anambra.
Obiajulu’s redeployment followed the demise of the former helmsman who died on Sept. 2, 2018.
Obiajulu, who on Tuesday, paraded two suspects for alleged involvement in illegally dealing on adulterated diesel, said she came with renewed zeal to rid Anambra of all criminal elements.
The commandant said the suspects were intercepted in Uga, Aguata Council Area on Oct. 30 and were still under investigation.
She said any involvement in the petroleum sector without proper licensing and approval was an economic sabotage.
The commadant applauded the security situation in the state adding that she had come to build on the success with great vigour.
Obiajulu pledged zero tolerance for crime and corruption and promised to treat residents with respect.
“I have come to key into the security architecture of Anambra and want to warn the remaining criminal elements in the state to shift base.
“We are going to work more closely with the communities for better information gathering and sharing; we shall treat everybody with respect just as my officers must be respected.
“These two persons were intercepted with a truckload of diesel without any form of authorisation, they were involved in illegal dealing, adulteration of product and conspiracy.
“Anybody who wants to deal in petroleum products must be approved to do so by the relevant authorities, otherwise it will amount to an act of economic sabotage,” she said.
Obiajulu joined NSCDC in 2004 and was until her new posting in charge of the corps in Akwa Ibom.