The Inspector General of Police has redeployed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kaura-Namoda local government area of Zamfara State who was accused of conniving with bandits terrorizing the area. The state police spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu made the announcement on Monday 15th March 2021 and also revealed that no formal complaint has been lodged against the DPO in respect to the allegation.
The former DPO was redeployed to the police command headquarters as OC provost, while Umar Abdullahi, an assistant commissioner of police has been appointed as acting DPO of the Division.
The state police spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu also enjoined members of the public, especially the aggrieved community with credible evidence against the DPO, to come to the Police Command Headquarters and assist in the ongoing investigation.
According to his words;
“The attention of the Zamfara State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video trending on social media platforms wherein the communities of Kungurki village, in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of Zamfara State, accused the DPO of Kaura Namoda Division of conniving with dangerous armed bandits who were making life unbearable for the people.
“Available records at the command revealed no formal complaint against the DPO in respect of the allegation. However, the command enjoins members of the public, especially the aggrieved community, that any person or group with credible evidence against the DPO, should come to the Police Command Headquarters and assist in the ongoing investigation.
“The DPO, as a custodian of peace and tranquility, has the mandate to interact and engage with the two warring Hausa and Fulani bandit communities to a dialogue so as to strengthen the ongoing peace process of the state government.”
Members of the public with credible evidence against the former DPO are to contact the acting DPO through his phone number– 08162793939,” he stated.
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