The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has removed the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, CP Nwonyi Emeka.
Egbetokun also appointed a new Commissioner of Police for the state, Olatunji Disu who will replace Emeka. He also appointed seven police officers to lead different commands. The notice said the redeployment of the senior police officers is with immediate effect.
The police Boss charged the new CPs to demonstrate professional competence in the new offices they have been assigned to lead across the country.
This replacement comes barely a week after Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State accused some police officers of attempting to kill him when he went to access the level of damage done to the State House of Assembly following an explosion that greatly affected the hallowed chambers.
The State House of Assembly had also attempted to impeach Governor Fubara, leading to days of protests by youths in the state, which led to the arrest of 150 youths and the death of a youth by a stray bullet from police. Disu’s new appointment comes only just seven months after he was promoted alongside thirty-two others from the rank of deputy commissioner of police to commissioner of police and was subsequently appointed by the IGP as his principal staff, leading and coordinating the security team attached to the IGP’s office and others.