IGP redeploys senior police officers

IGP redeploys senior police officers

- Some senior police officers have been redeployed by the IGP

- The officers include Dandaura Mustapha, Joseph Gobum Mukan and Musa Adze

- According to Mba, the posting takes immediate effect

The Inspector-General of Police M.A Adamu has ordered the posting and redeployment of some senior police Officers.

This was disclosed by Frank Mba, force public relations officer in a statement made available to Legit.ng.

The IGP also charged them to diligently and professionally discharge their duties in their new areas of responsibilities.

Here are the names of the affected officers.

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 posting and the redeployment of the affected senior police officers is with immediate effect.

In a related development, the Abia state commissioner of police, Ene Okon confirmed that a tricycle operator was beaten to death by members of the Abia State Covid-19 Taskforce, enforcing the lockdown directive in Aba.

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Okon told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Aba that he had directed the area commander in charge of Aba to investigate the cause of death of the tricycle operator, which happened along Opobo Road in the commercial city.

He said that another tricycle operator allegedly killed by policemen at Uratta Checkpoint in Aba did not die as speculated but was arrested by the police for defying the lockdown order.

Okon said that a third person was shot and wounded at the same Uratta Junction by the police for blocking the road when a police team raced to the area to restore order, following an anti-police protest by youths.

He said that a mob burnt a police inspector’s car at the checkpoint, thinking that the second tricycle operator had also died.

A man, who claimed to have witnessed the incident, told NAN that the tricycle operator was struggling with a man stationed by the police team at the junction to catch violators of the movement restriction.

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“Seeing their `catcher’ being over-powered by the tricyclist in his bid to escape, one of the policemen in the team hit the tricyclist with his gun in the head and he slumped.

The witness said the policemen had to take the tricyclist to hospital and that the mob believed that the cyclist must have died.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that following the robbery attacks in some areas in Lagos and Ogun states as the COVID-19 lockdown bites harder, some residents of the areas have shared their experiences.

Legit.ng reported that many communities in Lagos and Ogun states have become theatres of operations for criminals and hoodlums in the last few days.

The men of the underworld looted shops, robbed innocent citizens and people have been living in perpetual fear and anxiety.

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The areas most affected include but not limited to Agege, Abule Egba, Iyana Ipaja, Sango, Kola, Ijaye, Lambe and Ifo township.

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