Controversial Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, Mr. Joseph Mbu, was on Thursday redeployed to the Federal Capital Teritory (FCT) along with 12 other colleagues, who were re-posted to different commands with immediate effect.
In a statement by Assistant Director (Press) of the Police Service Commission (PSC)Mr. Ferdinand U. Ekpe, Head of the Special Fraud Unit of the Nigeria Police Force in Lagos, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin, is the new Commissioner of Police in Rivers State.
Until his redeployment, Mbu was a torn in the flesh of Rivers State Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, with many in the polity believing he had been set up as an alternate governor in the oil-rich state given the police boss disregard to the office of the state chief executive. Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, among other civil society activists, have called for Mbu’s removal severally.
The PSC Chairman, Mr. Mike Mbama Okiro, who is a past Inspector General of Police, urged the newly redeployed officers to put in their best in the various Commands in order to provide a more secure environment for Nigerians.
A public affairs commentator, who is also a teacher at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, Mr. Wale Ajayi, welcomed Mbu’s redeployment saying, “It is long overdue. But all the same, it is a welcome development, because we will now know who the real culprits of the crises in Rivers State are between (the Governor, Rotimi) Amaechi and (Supervising Minister of Education, Nyesom) Wike .”
Details of the redeployed police officers:
|s/n||Rank||Name||Present Posting||Posted To|
|1.||CP||AMBROSE AISABO, mni||PAP LAS||CP KWS|
|2.||CP||FELIX O. UYANYA, mni||COMDT PCO||CP EKS|
|3.||CP||JOHNSON OGUNSAKI||CP SFU||CP RVS|
|4.||CP||ABDULMAJID ALI||CP EOD||CP IMS|
|5.||CP||BENJAMIN U. ONWUKA||D/COMDT STAFFPOL JOS||CP KBS|
|6.||CP||IBRAHIM MAISHANU||FHQ||CP OSS|
|7.||CP||ADAMU IBRAHIM||DFS||CP ABS|
|8.||CP||ADERENLE SHINABA||FHQ||CP KNS|
|9.||CP||MBU JOSEPH MBU||CP RVS||CP FCT|
|10.||CP||UMARU U. SHEHU||CP NAS||CP KDS|
|11.||CP||A.J. ABAKASANGA, mni||CP INFO-TECH||CP ADS|
|12.||CP||KALAFITE H. ADEYEMI||FHQ ABJ||CP TRS|
|13.||CP||IBRAHIM IDRIS||FHQ ABJ||CP NAS|