Police investigate DPO who allegedly owns an illegal refinery in Rivers state

The Rivers State Police Command has announced the set up of a panel to probe a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) who is claimed to be the owner of an illegal refinery in the state.

The police command stated in a statement issued today, January 16, by Acting State Police Public Relations Officer DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, that the unnamed DPO has been “immediately redeployed and a panel led by an assistant commissioner of police has been inaugurated to probe the matter.”

According to a statement issued by the Acting State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, the investigation’s findings will be made public, and the officer will face appropriate punishment if the charges are proven.

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Governor Nyesom Wike had raised the alarm earlier this week, demanding that the DPO in charge of a division in the Emohua Local Government Area’s Rumuji village be redeployed. He said that one of the oil wells was being operated by the DPO.

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