Amaechi Threatens To Stop Funding Of State Police Command Over Feud With Police Commissioner

Must Read

12-Year-Old Girl Dies Of Coronavirus In Belgium

A 12-year-old girl confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) patient has died in Belgium, health officials announced on Tuesday.According to a government...

Sierra Leone Records First Case Of Coronavirus

Sierra Leone has recorded its first case of the new coronavirus.The government made this known on Tuesday, making it...

Coronavirus: US Regulator Approves Chloroquine For Emergency Treatment

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine alongside some other...

Coronavirus: Sultan Slams Muslim Clerics For Misleading Followers

Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, has slammed some Islamic clerics over their non-adherence to instructions by experts on...

COVID-19: Lockdown By Buhari Is Legal, Says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the lockdown order by President Muhammadu Buhari on the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and...
daniel
Ardent Reader, News Freak, Socio-Political Commentator, Archaeologist & Pro-Democrat.

AmaechiEmbattled governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has threatened to stop funding of the State Police Command over the political stance taken by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mbu Joseph Mbu.

Governor Amaechi who has maintained his grounds on the removal of the police chief from the state, gave the warning when the Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr. Gordon Bozimo led a delegation on a courtesy call at the Government House in Port Harcourt.

Amaechi, who has a no-love lost relationship with his police commissioner, decried the recent abduction of three corps members serving in the state, noting that the incident was part of the growing insecurity occasioned by the incompetence and political leanings of the Mr Joseph Mbu.

He said: “The issue at hand is one that we should talk to the IG, talk to the President and talk to those in Abuja that transferred that Commissioner of Police that Port Harcourt is becoming unsafe, 3 corps members were kidnapped recently, it would worsen when we stop funding the Police because we would soon stop funding.

“The person you brought here is a politician, he attends their political meetings and there’s  no way I can stop that, my fear is that his continued stay would ruin the fast growing economy of Port Harcourt, I have no control over the Commissioner of Police though the constitution said so.”

In his remarks, Mr. Bozimo called for the immediate release of the kidnapped corps members because according to him, “if Port Harcourt is not also safe, they will avoid Rivers State as they avoid Borno or Yobe.”

- Advertisement -

1 COMMENT

  1. So the funding of the state is his personal property. Only in Nigeria will there be such blatant abuse of power. You will jeopardize the security of a state because of an uncontained ego??

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -