By CrossRiverWatch admin
Friday’s approval by the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, of the decision of the Police Service Commission, for the redeployment of 19 Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs) and 49 Commissioners of Police, affected the two top cops in Cross River state, AIG Johnson Ogunshakin who is the AIG Zone 6 with capital in Calabar and Henry Fadairo, Cross River State Commissioner of Police.
Also affected in the redeployment which was announced in a statement by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Abayomi Shogunle on Friday in Abuja is, controversial Cross River born, AIG Joseph Mbu, who may have been sent to the cooler with his posting as the new Commandant, Police Staff College in Jos.
The posting also affected all the 12 zonal commands of the police.
The statement was not clear on who is coming to replace the AIG and the Commissioner
But Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Mr. Mike Okiro PSC said: “The Police Service Commission approved the deployment in line with Section 215 of the 1999 Constitution, which empowers the commission to appoint officers to states as Commissioners of Police, CP.”
Chairman of the Commission, Mike Okiro said the deployment was to reinvigorate the State Commands for more effective and efficient policing in line with the Change Agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
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