Rivers: Police dismiss six personnel attached to Wike

The police have dismissed an Inspector and five sergeants attached to the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike , over alleged misuse of firearms during the December 2016 ’ s legislative rerun polls in the state, contrary to the provisions of Force Order 237.
They are ex - Inspct . Eyong Victor ; ex -Sgts. Peter Ekpo , Oguni Goodluck , Orji Nwoke , Okpe Ezekiel and Tanko Akor .
The errant operatives were said to have stormed the Port Harcourt City Council secretariat and prevented the movement of election results of Emouha polling unit to the appropriate collation centre designated by the Independent National Electoral Commission in disobedience to senior officers present.
Parading the former policemen on Friday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer , Donald Awunah, stated that in spite of strict warnings from the Inspector - General of Police that all personnel on election duty should be of good conduct and desist from escorting their principals to polling units throughout the period of the election, the recalcitrant operatives were found blatantly breaching the directive .
This , he added , was unacceptable by all standards in the Force , noting that in the course of discreet investigations, the dismissed personnel were found to have in total disrespect to orders and directives , compromised , engaged in unprofessional acts and other unbecoming conduct.
Awunah said , “ They will be prosecuted under the Electoral Act to serve as a deterrent to others.
“ Their actions are capable of bringing the entire Nigeria Police Force to disrepute and portray the Force in a very bad light as a lawless organisation not guided by the rule of law . ”
The former policemen protested loudly against their dismissal as they were taken away in handcuffs .

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