We redeployed Wike’s CSO over professional misconduct, says police

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
The Nigeria Police Force have admitted that it redeployed the Chief Security Officer to Governor Nyesom Wike, CSP Promise Nwosu, saying he was removed for gross misconduct.
In a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, the police headquarters stated that Nwosu was found among protesting party faithfuls of All Progressives Congress (APC) in a manner prejudicial to discipline and displaying conduct unexpected of an officer of his calibre and office.
Áccording to the statement obtained by BLACKFACE, ” In the course of monitoring the public protest, an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in Rivers State observed the presence of the CSO among the protesting partisan crowd as illegal, unlawful and outside prescribed schedule of the duties of a CSO.
The statement added that “The active presence of the CSO to the governor in a partisan crowd of an opposition party to the governor in a clandestine and suspicious manner was considered mischievous and detrimental to the security of the state and public order and also contrary to his oath of office which constitute an offence against discipline.”
He said the CSO when challenged by a superior officer demonstrated brazen indiscipline and showed disrespect to the senior officer, exhibiting conduct that violates all known norms of the force.
“Accordingly, the CSO was officially queried for discreditable conduct, insubordination, engaging in partisan political activities, illegal duty and act unbecoming of a public officer.
“As a result of such gross misconduct and apparent partisanship, the IGP ordered the redeployment of the CSO pending further disciplinary action. To this end, the IGP has also constituted an investigative inquiry into the officer’s open engagement in political activities, disrespect to senior officers and unethical practices.”

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