The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate redeployment of Rivers State Police Commissioner, Dandaura Mustapha.
This was confirmed in a statement released by the force public relations officer, Frank Mba on Friday April 17.
Joseph Mukari has been appointed as the new police commissioner in the state while Mustapha is now the commissioner of police, provost at the force headquarters, Abuja.
“The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the posting and redeployment of the following Senior Police Officers to Command/Formation/Department indicated against their names:
i. CP Dandaura Mustapha – CP Provost FHQ, Abuja.
ii. CP Joseph Gobum Mukan, psc(+) – CP Rivers Command
iii. CP Musa Adze, fdc – CP Anti-Fraud Unit
The IGP charges the affected Commissioners of Police to diligently and professionally discharge their duties in their new areas of responsibilities.
The posting and the redeployment of the affected Senior Police Officers is with immediate effect.”
The new posting comes barely a week after Governor Nyesom Wike got into a row with the federal government over the arrest of two pilots of Caverton Helicopters. While the company averred that they were exempted from the lockdown order issued by Governor Wike, the Rivers state governor dismissed the argument and ensured their prosecution.