Fear Grips Rivers Cultists, As CP Nwonyi Deploys Seasoned Crime Fighters, SP Bako, Other To Flashpoints Areas In Ahoada East, West LGAs
Information reaching this morning has it that there is palpable tension in camps of cult groups terrorizing Ahoada East, West LGAs over the strategic deployment by Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi Emeka who is matching words with action since his assumption of office as the 44th Commissioner of Police in the state.
We gathered that CP Emeka in a bid to ensure cultism and other violent crimes are effectively tackled, has redeployed the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in Ahoada, Ahoada East and Akinima, Ahoada West LGAs.
We learned that CP Emeka deployed SP Bako to take charge of Ahoada Police Division and another seasoned crime fighter to Akinima Police Division.
Sources close to the cult groups told our reporter that the news of deployment of the seasoned crime fighters to the two divisions in the areas is now a source of concern to the hoodlums as it may not be business as usual for the gang members.
Investigation by indicates that the level of insecurity has drastically reduced since the assumption of office by CP Nwonyi Emeka in Emohua, Ahoada East and West LGAs which are flashpoints for cult related killing .
Meanwhile, Rivers Police Boss in his unrelenting bid to ensure maximum security in the state, held stakeholders meeting with Local Government Chairmen from Emohua, Omuma, Etche, Ikwerre, Obio/Akpor, Porthacourt LGAs, Traditional rulers, Youth leaders, Community Development Committee (CDC) on Thursday (June 8,2023).
CP Emeka urged the Traditional rulers to identify and give Police useful information about criminal elements in their domain as crime can be effectively tackled by collaboration with the community and the Police.
CP Emeka said such information given to the Police must be devoid of sentiment, bias and witch-hunt.
The Commissioner of Police will on Friday, June 9,2023 hold another strategy meeting with stakeholders from Ahoada East, West, Obua/Odual etc.
When contacted the Police Public Relations Officer, SP Grace Iringe Koko confirmed redeployment of the DPOs.
Meanwhile a stakeholder in the area, Hector Chinem, Public Relations Officer of Akoh Youth Congress, Akoh kingdom, Ahoada East has commended the CP Emeka for deployment of seasoned crime fighters to the Divisions in the area.
Chinem noted that the strategic deployment by the Rivers Police Boss will lead to reduction of crime to zero