The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the redeployment of the controversial Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu.He has been replaced with the Commissioner of Police in charge of Special Fraud Investigation Unit, Lagos, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin.
The opposition and other stakeholders in Rivers have been unrelenting in the call for Mbu’s removal from Rivers, owing to his alleged partisan role in the festering political crisis in the state.Under Mbu’s watch, opponents of the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, had a field day disrupting public events organised by the state government.
Senator Magnus Abe was, a few weeks ago, shot at one of the state organised public events in Port Harcourt, the state’s capital, allegedly by the police.He was flown to London for treatment and returned to the country only a few days ago.
Mbu has now been redeployed to the Federal Capital Territory as Commissioner of Police.The PSC said the redeployment was in line with the recommendation of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar.
Also affected by the redeployment, as released by the PSC on Thursday are – Ambrose Aisabo who is now the Commissioner in charge of Kwara State; Felix Uyanya is new Commissioner for Ekiti State and Abdulmajid Ali moves to Imo State as Commissioner.
Similarly, Benjamin Onwuka is new Commissioner of Police in charge of Kebbi State; Ibrahim Maishanu moves to Osun State as Commissioner of Police; Adamu Ibrahim has been moved to Abia.Adenrele Shinaba moves to Katsina State Command as Commissioner; Umaru Shehu has been moved from Nasarawa to Kaduna as Commissioner of Police and A. J. Abakasanga is now in charge of Adamawa State Command.
Kalafite Adeyemi and Ibrahim Idris have been moved from the Force Headquarters, Abuja to Taraba and Nasarawa States respectively as Commissioners of Police.
Chairman of the PSC, Sir Mike Okiro, admonished the newly redeployed officers to put in their best in their new commands to ensure secure environment for the businesses and lives of the citizenry.