The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders has warned the new Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Mr. Joseph Mbu, to be neutral in the season of electioneering.
The Executive Chairman of the Coalition, Mr. Debo Adeniran, queried the sincerity of the police authorities on the deployment of Mbu to Lagos State despite his controversial pedigree.
The group recalled that Mbu, a former Rivers State Commissioner of Police, had a running battle with the Governor of the state, Rotimi Amaechi.
Likewise as CP in charge of the FCT, he issued a directive banning the Bring Back Our Girls group from holding street protests, an order that was overruled by the then Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar.
Adeniran said, “The redeployment of Officer Mbu to Lagos raises some suspicions. This is an officer that has been associated with series of controversies and had shown his partisanship in Rivers State while the face-off between Governor Amaechi and the Presidency lasted. It is also on record that this same Mbu, just last week, threatened to “bring down” any community that killed policemen in the course of duty.
“Though it is impossible for a leopard to change its spots, we want to believe Mbu was not sent to Lagos to foment trouble. In essence, the man should be warned not to engage in any act of impunity like he did in Rivers and Abuja as such would be met with stiff resistance from Lagosians.”
SOURCE:24/7 Nigerian News.