Published On: Fri, Jul 19th, 2013

‘Why Police is Delaying Redeployment of Rivers Commissioner of Police

Minister of Police Affairs Caleb Olubode

By Oghenekevwe Laba’
LAGOS JULY 19TH (URHOBOTODAY)- Minister of Police Affairs Navy Captain Caleb Olubade has revealed why the Rivers State Police Commissioner Mr Joseph Mbu had not been redeployed despite calls for his posting from the state because of the alleged controversial roles he has been accused of in Rivers State crisis.
Speaking at the unveiling of 200 housing units of three-bedroom flats of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) by President Goodluck Jonathan at Idimu, Lagos on Friday, Olubode who disclosed to journalists that his office has been inundated with plethora of petitions by concerned citizens seeking the redeployment of the police boss, said the content of the petitions were weighty which bordered on the over-zealousness and meddlesomeness of the police commissioner in the current face-off.
According to Olubolade, who described the crisis as ‘internal’, said his office was still investigating the allegations levelled against Mbu, adding that the indicted Commissioner of Police could neither be sanctioned nor redeployed out of the state until the probe was concluded.
It would be recalled that ever since the crisis in Rivers State started, River State Governor Rotimi Amaechi and the Mr. Mbu have been having running battles with both parties accusing each other of one malpractice or the other.
Amaechi called for the redeployment of the police officer have not received a response. Beside, well meaning Nigerians and non-governmental organizations who have been following the “show of shame’ in Rivers State have also added their voice for the transfer of the State Police boss.

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