A Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Joseph Egbunike and Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) deployed to Anambra State for Saturday’s governorship election have resigned from the assignment.
The two senior Police Officers have been redeployed by the Inspector General of Police Baba Alkali but no reason was given for their action.
But the Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Princess Nkeiruka Nwode, said nobody resigned.
She said only DIG Egbunike was sent to another important assignment
She described as untrue the reports making the rounds that another AIG also left, adding that the media should shun fake news at all times
The Nation gathered in Awka that they resigned based on alleged underground moves by some politicians to compromise them.
A source said: “We learnt they were being disturbed by some of the political parties to work for them and some of these officers want their integrity intact and they decided to leave the assignment.
But the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room on the November 6 governorship election expressed worry over the incessant deployment of the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State.
The group was reacting to Friday’s unannounced removal of Deputy Inspector General, Joseph Egbunike as head of the special police team providing security to the State.
Addressing reporters in Awka, Convener,
Ene Obi said the State had had six Commissioners of Police in six months, wondering what could be responsible for the development.
She said: “This State has been a bit notorious in terms of Police deployment. I remember we were on the ground a month ago when we had a meeting with the security agencies.
“We just finished speaking with the CP who had been around less than 2months and around 8.30 pm, he was removed before the close of the meeting.
“There has been six CPs in Anambra State in 6 months. What is going on is only the AIG and IGP that can tell us why they’re deploying and redeploying at this last minute.
“This same DIG that addressed us yesterday is ironically from this state, we don’t really know what is going on.”
According to Obi, the Situation Room would work with her over 70 partners and networks to observe the election and receive reports from across the 21 local government areas of the State.