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.
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.