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13 police operatives arrested in Rivers over indecent dressing


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The Rivers State Police Command has said 13 of its operatives have been taken into custody over indecent dressing in different parts of Port Harcourt, the State capital.

Also, the command vowed that the killers of the former Divisional Police Officer of Ahoada East local government area of the state, SP Bako Angbashin, would be arrested and brought to book.

Olatunji Disu, the State Commissioner of Police, revealed this during a live programme organised by the Force Public Relations Department transmitted on a radio station in PortHarcourt on Saturday.

The police chief said the policemen were arrested during a patrol by the command monitoring unit in various parts of Port Harcourt and were now in detention.

He said, “During a routine patrol in different parts of the city, we arrested about 13 officers who were indecently dressed.

“This is part of an ongoing effort to stop indecent dressing by officers of the command.

“And the head of the divisions where these arrested officers are serving will be vicariously liable for the personnel’s conduct.”

He assured that the death of SP Angbashin would not be swept under the carpet.

Angbashin was abducted and decapitated by a cult group headed by one Gift Okpara, aka 2Baba in Odiemude community in Ahoada East LGA in September.

The state police boss said he is overwhelmed by the concern shown by members of the public about the murder of the DPO.

He disclosed that he was in talks with stakeholders in Ahoada and also getting advice from them in a bid to arrest the prime suspect, Gift Okpara.

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

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

“I have started fostering a partnership 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.”


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