June 5, 2023

June 5, 2023

IGP Deploys New Police Commissioners To Rivers, Cross River

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has deployed Nwonyi Polycarp Emeka to Rivers State as the new Commissioner of Police.

Emeka is taking over from CP Okon Effiong Okon who is posted to head the Department of Finance and Administration ICT, at Force headquarters.

This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, adding that CP Gyogon Augustine Grimah is posted to Cross Rivers State command while CP Zachariah A. Fera was also posted to Force Criminal Investigation (FCID) Annex Enugu.

He said the postings are in furtherance of IGP Usman Alkali Baba’s effort to achieve the maximum impact of community-based and strategic policing on society.

“The IGP has tasked the Commissioners of Police to deploy all requisite assets in ensuring sanity, professional standards and discipline in all ramifications in their new places of assignment,” the statement read.

“He has further charged the senior police officers to effectively apply their wealth of experiences to improving existing structural arrangements towards achieving a citizen-focused and community-oriented policing system.”

IGP Baba also called for support and cooperation from members of the public to enable the newly posted senior officers to function optimally on their mandate.

The posting is with immediate effect.

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