Rivers PDP Crisis: Police Warn Troublemakers

Rivers PDP Crisis: Police Warn Troublemakers

Rivers State Police Command has said that it will not hesitate to deal ruthlessly with any person or group of persons that attempt to foment trouble in the state.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, added that the police would stand by the court judgement that sacked the Chief Godspower Ake-led state executive of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Mbu, who spoke with newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday, explained that the role of the command was to abide by the ruling of the court on the issue.

Debunking claims that there was political crisis in Rivers, the police commissioner warned any troublemaker to stay away from the state or be ready to face the consequences.

He cautioned that the command would not tolerate acts that could create tension and cause security breach in the state.

Mbu said “We are supposed to obey the court judgment. We are here to enforce the law. At the moment, there is no instruction from the President, the Inspector General of Police, the governor or anybody.

“We can only recognize and enforce the court judgment. For now, judgment has been given and we stand by that judgment until there is a contrary order. Anybody that attempts to cause tension in the state, we will deal ruthlessly with such a person or group.”

He, however, denied knowledge of any helicopters purchased by the state government since he resumed duty at the State Police Command about month ago.

The National Security Adviser had earlier quizzed the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, to Abuja on issues relating to the controversy surrounding the purchase of security helicopters.

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