Finally, Rivers Police Commissioner Mbu removed



Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Joseph Mbu, has been removed from his post, a source at police headquarters in Abuja told SaharaReporters.
The source, according to the online medium, said the commissioner is expected to leave his post at the end of this week.
However, the source added that the police hierarchy has made no public announcement of Mbu’s removal.
The removal of the  commissioner, known to be a crony of First Lady Patience Jonathan, is coming on the heels of threats by the opposition  All Progressives Congress (APC) to block all legislative proposals by  Jonathan until the political crisis believed to be instigated in Rivers state by the president and his wife is resolved.
A police source said that barring any last-minute interference by  Jonathan, Mbu will be sent to the National Institute for Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos, as a face-saving measure.
But when Blueprint contacted police spokesperson, Mr. Frank Mba, he denied knowledge of the development.
Mbu has been accused of working to undermine Governor Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers state, a political foe to  Jonathan.
The controversial commissioner had often provided cover to members of the political opposition in Rivers  who have sought to cause violence in the state by attempting to hijack the state assembly in an illicit bid to impeach  Amaechi.
In recent weeks, as he sensed his planned removal from Rivers state,  Mbu had placed newspaper adverts to congratulate  Inspector General of Police Muhammed Abubakar.