Controversial Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mbu Joseph Mbu has been kicked out of Rivers State, confirming an earlier scoop by Saharareporters.com.
Mbu, who had spent less than 12 months in Rivers State, had his tenure terminated today, in a fresh posting for police commissioners announced by Police Service Commission.
He has now been transferred to Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, close to President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience, believed to have emboldened the commissioner in executing a reign of terror in the state and a virtual disrespect of Governor Rotimi Amaechi, the state’s chief security officer, by the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution.
Mbu’s running battle with Amaechi earned him national notoriety and even last week, he still decreed a total ban on political activities in the state.
He is to be replaced by Mr. Johnson Tunde Ogunsakin, who until his redeployment, was the CP in charge of the Special Fraud Unit of the Police based in Lagos.
As Police Commissioner in the state, Mbu was alleged to have become willing tools in the hands of not just Mrs. Jonathan, but also Nyesom Wike, the Minister of Education and other officials of the presidency fighting Amaechi for the control of Rivers State political space.
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