IGP Appoints New CP for Rivers, Others

The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, recently made significant appointments to bolster security efforts nationwide. Among these appointments, Commissioner Olatunji Disu has been designated to lead the police force in Rivers State, taking over from CP Nwonyi Emeka. This reshuffling of senior police officers is a strategic move aimed at fortifying security measures, addressing violent crimes, and optimizing coordination of police operations.

The announcement, outlined in an official statement, emphasizes the immediate implementation of these changes. The Inspector General of Police issued a directive to the newly appointed Commissioners of Police, urging them to exhibit professional competence in their respective roles across the country. The decision to replace CP Nwonyi Emeka in Rivers State comes amidst heightened tensions, including accusations by Governor Siminalayi Fubara of an attempt on his life by certain police officers.

Governor Fubara’s allegations stemmed from a visit to assess the damage caused by an explosion at the State House of Assembly, leading to protests and the tragic death of a youth due to a stray bullet during police intervention. The new appointments signify a proactive response by the police force to address security concerns and maintain law and order in challenging circumstances.

Disu’s new appointment comes barely seven months after he was promoted alongside thirty-two others from the rank of deputy commissioner of police to commissioner of police and was subsequently appointed by the IGP as his principal staff, leading and coordinating the security team attached to the IGP’s office and others.

Prior to this time, Disu was the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja, and previously served at the State Criminal Investigation Department for Rivers Command as the Deputy Head of the Unit