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Joseph Mbu Removed As Rivers Commissioner of Police

The Police Service Commission has approved the recommendations of the Inspector-General of Police for the redeployment of Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu. The … Continue reading Joseph Mbu Removed As Rivers Commissioner of Police


The Police Service Commission has approved the recommendations of the Inspector-General of Police for the redeployment of Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu.

The Police Service Commission has transferred the Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mbu, to Abuja as the new Federal Capital Territory Commissioner of Police.

Also, the Commissioner in charge of the Special Fraud Unit, Johnson Ogunshakin, has been redeployed to Rivers State to replace Mbu as the new Commissioner of Police.

The redeployment affects thirteen (13) Commissioners of Police who have been moved to various Commands nationwide, as contained in a press release.

CP Mbu has been at the centre of the crisis rocking the political scene in Rivers State and has been at loggerheads with the state government, which had accused the police boss of being partisan with regards to State politics.

The All Progressives Congress, APC and the Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, have consistently called for the removal of Mr Joseph Mbu, accusing him of being used to frustrate the Governor and the emergence of the APC in the Niger-Delta state.

The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmed Mohammed, has however denied knowledge of the redeployment, he said: “The Command for now is not in receipt of any official communication about the redeployment of CP Mbu.”

The Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Sir Mike Okiro, in the press release issued by Mr.Ferdinand Ekpe, admonished the newly redeployed officers to put in their best in their various Commands’ operations, so as to provide a secure environment for business and life to thrive.

Below is the list of the 13 Commissioners of Police approved for redeployment:

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