Rivers Police Command Arrests 13 Officers Over Indecent Dressing

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The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State,CP Olatunji Disu, has revealed that the command, on Friday, December 1, 2023, arrested thirteen officers for indecent dressing during patrol operations by the Monitoring Unit in various parts of the state.

He said that the arrest is part of ongoing efforts to eradicate indecent dressing by officers of the command.

CP Disu also revealed that the head of the unit or division where the arrested police officers are serving will be vicariously liable for the person”s action. He disclosed that the arrested officers are in detention.

Meanwhile,CP Disu has assured that the killing of SP Bako Angbashim, the late Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ahoada Police Division, will not be swept under the rug.

Recall SP Angbashim was killed by suspected Icelandic cult members led by Gift David, aka 2Baba.

CP Disu gave the assurance in a radio program organized by the Force Public Relations department in Abuja, which was monitored in Port Harcourt on Saturday, December 2, 2023, by our reporter.

CP Disu said he was overwhelmed by the concern shown by members of the public about the killing of the DPO. The Rivers Police boss disclosed that he is in talks with stakeholders in Ahoada.

On his objective for the command, CP Disu said his objective is to have police officers that are effective and friendly.

“As police, we cannot succeed without cooperation and partnership from members of the public.”

“I have started fostering partnerships between the police and members of the public. I had a meeting twice with the traffic section of the police to remind them that they must be civil in their dealings with members of the public.

“I want to work with members of the public so they can trust us and give us information.”


On security threats associated with the end of the year,December, CP Disu said the command is aware that there tends to be an increase in crime by persons who did not work from the beginning of the year but want to make money by all means.

He said security measures are in place to counter any security challenges that may arise during the period.
He explained that all the roads coming in and out of the command have adequate police personnel on them. Entrances in and out of the command are adequately secured,CP Disu stated.

The Rivers Police Chief also revealed that the police are embarking on a massive raid on known black spots and have also deployed plain-clothed detectives to gather intelligence.

The Commissioner of Police explained that police officers on routine patrol intercepted a tinted vehicle with four men inside. He said that on approaching the vehicle tactically, they came out and ran away while the policemen searched the vehicle, recovered a fully loaded AK-47 rifle, and also impounded the car.

On effective monitoring of his personnel to curtail human rights abuse,CP Disu explained that he just changed the person in charge of CP X-squad. He also urged members of the public to bring their complaints about his officers to him through dedicated lines, as they would be promptly addressed.

CP Disu added that if members of the public do not report erring members of the police command, he will think everything is okay and he will not be aware.

On the complaints on issues of cultism raised by a caller from Bori axis in Khana LGA, the police chief stated that he will call the officer in charge of anticultism to discuss with them to ensure they do what is right.

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