Breaking: IGP redeploys Plateau Police Commissioner
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, NPM, has ordered the immediate redeployment Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka to the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
A new CP Bartholomew Onyeka has been posted to the Plateau State Police Command. His posting is with immediate effect.
Sources said that the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka may not be unconnected with the impeachment of the Speaker of the Plateau state house of Assembly, Rt.Hon Abok Ayuba.
The Police Commissioner was alleged to have led the embattled speaker and 10 other lawmakers out of the chambers of the assembly complex on Monday, paving way for the lawmakers loyal to the newly elected speaker, Yakubu Sanda, to gain access into the assembly after almost seven hours standoff.
Last week, the police had provided cover for the eight lawmakers who gained access to the Assembly Complex at 6am to carry out the said impeachment before the stipulated time for sitting.
The new Commissioner of Police, hails from Nkume, in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State and holds a B.A (Hons) in Public Administration and a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from Punjab University, India.
He attended several tactical and leadership courses within and outside Nigeria including Strategic Leadership and Command Course (SLCC), Police Staff College, Jos; Financial Malpractices Investigation Course; and Armed Conflict Management Course, Command Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State.
He has served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities in Bauchi, Imo, Abia, Zamfara State Commands and Zone 1 Headquarters, Kano.
The IGP, while assuring the people of Plateau State of the unrelenting commitment of the Police leadership to containing prevailing and emerging crimes in the State, charged the new Commissioner of Police to deploy his community building experience in ensuring improved public safety and security of lives and property of the citizenry in the State.
He enjoined the people of Plateau State to continuously work with the Police for effective policing of their communities.