The federal government says it has begun investigation into the petition against the Rivers State commissioner of police, JosephMbu, following the crisis that erupted Tuesday last week at the state House of Assembly.
Minister of Police Affairs, Caleb Olubolade, a retired Navy Captain, disclosed this on Friday at the inauguration of 200 units of three-bedroom flats at Goodluck Jonathan Police Housing Estate in Idimuarea of Lagos State.
He said the “weighty” allegation was receiving adequate attention, adding that Mbu would be given an opportunity to defend himself before any disciplinary action could be taken against him.
The minister said if he is found guilty, Mbu would be dealt with accordingly.
He stressed that the force had no room for erring and undisciplined policemen and officers, saying they were expected to be alive to their responsibilities and stay away from partisan politics.
Olubolade noted that the duty of a policeman as spelt out in the constitution is that of safe-guarding lives and properties of the citizenry.
“When any policeman goes out of his or her way to abuse the constitution and the constitutional rights of others, such officer should get ready to face the wrath of the law,” he said.
The Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, had written a petition to the President and the National Assembly accusing the commissioner of incompetence and partisanship in the political crisis in the state.