A new Commissioner of Police, Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka has been deployed to Plateau State by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
The deployment of the new commissioner is with immediate effect according to information made available to Naija News in a statement on Wednesday by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba.
The statement added that CP Edward Egbuka who previously occupied the position has been recalled to the Force Headquarters for other national engagements.
According to Mba, “the new Commissioner of Police, CP Onyeka, hails from Nkume, in Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State. He holds a B.A (Hons) in Public Administration and a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from Punjab University, India.
“He has attended several tactical and leadership courses within and outside Nigeria including Strategic Leadership and Command Course (SLCC), Police Staff College, Jos; Financial Malpractices Investigation Course; and Armed Conflict Management Course, Command Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State. He has served in various operational, investigative, and administrative capacities in Bauchi, Imo, Abia, Zamfara State Commands and Zone 1 Headquarters, Kano.”
The change in leadership is coming at a time the Plateau State House of Assembly is embroiled in a leadership crisis on who is the authentic Speaker of the State Assembly.
This online news medium previously reported that the crisis rocking the Plateau State House of Assembly took a new turn on Wednesday as fierce-looking police operatives sealed off the assembly premises.
Naija News recalls leadership crisis engulfed the state assembly with two different factions laying claim to the seat of the Plateau Assembly Speaker.
The two lawmakers laying claim to the speaker’s seat are Sanda Yakubu (Pengana Constituency) and Abok Ayuba (Jos East Constituency).
But the IGP in his marching order given to the new Police Commissioner in Plateau State, charged him to “deploy his community building experience in ensuring improved public safety and security of lives and property of the citizenry in the State.”
IGP Baba also assured “the people of Plateau State of the unrelenting commitment of the Police leadership to containing prevailing and emerging crimes in the State.”
“He enjoined the people of Plateau State to continuously work with the Police for effective policing of their communities.”