Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has urged the brand new Police Commissioner (CP) posted to the State to shun politics and keep inside his skilled mandate to struggle crime with out worry or favour.
Governor Wike gave the cost when the brand new Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka paid him a courtesy go to at Authorities Home, Port Harcourt.
The governor mentioned he’s not unmindful that some individuals might have beneficial him to be posted to Rivers State, however he admonished the CP to let his conscience information him.
Governor Wike noticed that the extent of kidnapping within the State has elevated as a result of the quick previous CP Joseph Mukan deserted his obligation and was hobnobbing with non-state recognised chiefs.
In response to Wike, “The extent of kidnapping has gone excessive within the society. Your former colleague deserted the job and was being deceived by some individuals who feign that they’re conventional rulers.
“It’s most unlucky that the previous CP shall be going to conventional rulers to be internet hosting him. It’s a disgrace. Now, Nigerians don’t believe anymore in safety brokers.
“I’ll by no means come to you to say, Mr. CP, go and do what is against the law. I’ll by no means come to you to say so and so individual is my pal, he was arrested for kidnapping, so launch him. In truth, I’ll even say take him away.
“As a result of if I assist the one who is kidnapping, it could be my flip tomorrow, I gained’t all the time be governor.
“So, no matter you are able to do together with your staff, please I encourage you within the title of God, present safety. Don’t come right here and play politics.
Talking earlier, the brand new Commissioner of Police to Rivers State, Friday Eboka informed the governor that he wants efficient synergy with all stakeholders, particularly the Rivers state authorities to succeed on his mission of crime preventing.
“My obligation, basically on this state, is to struggle crime and criminality. I do know I can not try this work alone with out synergy with different stakeholders,” he mentioned.