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APC Gives FG Seven Days To Redeploy Mbu

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar
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The All Progressives Congress has given the Federal Government and the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, a seven-day ultimatum to redeploy the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu.

The APC also threatened to drag the Federal Government before the United Nations over what it described as the continued human rights abuses committed by Mbu in the state.

The Senior Special Adviser on Media to the Rivers State APC Chairman, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze, told The Punch in an interview on Monday that Mbu’s mission in the state had come to a climax with the Sunday’s police attack on a serving senator and other innocent citizens.

Eze said, “We are compiling the sins of Mbu against Rivers people. We will also compile efforts made by the Rivers State Government in asking for Mbu’s redeployment.

“We are aware of the National Assembly’s resolution that Mbu should be redeployed and we are giving the Federal Government from now till Monday to redeploy the state police commissioner from Rivers.

“The Federal Government is trying to prove that we (Rivers people) are a conquered state. But by Monday, if nothing happens, we are going to write a petition to the United Nations on what Mbu’s mission is in the state.

“For the police to have shot a serving senator and fired teargas in a place where we had children and other innocent citizens shows that Mbu has done his worst and should be ready to leave.”

Also in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Monday, the APC said contrary to police claim, the party had never applied for police permit but for police protection.

The statement read, “We find it necessary to correct the wrong account of events given by CP Mbu, including his claim that we applied for police permit for most of our rallies but failed to do so for the Obio-Akpor rally.

“This is a blatant lie. We have never applied for police permit for any of our rallies, but for police protection.

“We applied for police protection for the Obio-Akpor rally but instead of granting our request, CP Mbu sent his men to disrupt the rally and kill our people, apparently on the orders of his sponsors in Abuja.”

Police spokesman for the Rivers command, Ahmad Mohammad, on Monday said the command would react when it sees the APC petition to the UN.

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