This move has, however, been ‘upturned’ by the Inspector General of Police, who has done all he can to suppress his disappointment with Mbu, SaharaReporters has learned. Mr. Mbu is a known acolyte of equally controversial Nigerian first lady, Patience Jonathan, this, critics say is responsible for Mbu’s acts of impunity.
Before that, he had upon resumption of duty at the Federal Capital Territory, dismissed all Divisional Police Officers in the command, asking for direct reporting to himself at the command Headquarters. This is also considered a controversial move. His reputation as a ‘Police Dictator,’ say those familiar with his career, seems to know no bounds.
As if the negative rave reviews he’s been getting were not enough, recently, it was noticed that FCT branded Police vehicles have adorned the Commissioner of Police residence in Port Harcourt for the past four (4) months, and further inquiries reveal that the residence is currently being guarded by fifteen (15) mobile Policemen from the FCT Command. Efforts to reach current Rivers CP Tunde Ogunsakin on his telephone line proved unsuccessful, but the second in command PPRO was contacted to respond to the claims. She reportedly said to a SaharaReporters correspondent, “We have enough men in this command to be on guard for other establishments. Why shouldn’t we protect our own property? My brother, don’t bother yourself with these kind of stories.”
SaharaReporters, however, continued to probe the matter and discovered that the Rivers State Commissioner of Police doesn’t reside in his official residence at all because ‘Lord’ Mbu, as he is called off-the-record, still, reportedly, occupies the place.