The Police Service Commission has transferred the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mbu, after months of resisting public pressure.
Mbu has been moved to the Federal Capital Territory Command while the Commissioner in charge of the Special Fraud Unit, Johnson Ogunshakin, replaces him in Rivers State, according to a statement from the Police Service Commission on Thursday.
The CP has been at loggerheads with the state government, which had accused the police boss in the state of taking sides in the lingering political crisis in the state.
The state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, and the All Progressives Congress have insisted on Mbu’s removal, accusing him of partisanship and issuing unconstitutional directives.
In all, 13 senior officers were affected by the transfer exercise.