There is confusion in Bayelsa State over the deployment of four Commissioners of Police in the state within two weeks by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, punchng.com reports.
It was learnt that the police authorities were influenced to redeploy the CPs by some politicians who were uncomfortable with the officers posted to the state.
Investigations showed that two weeks after the police authorities redeployed the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Don Awunah, to the Force Headquarters, Abuja, he was replaced with CP Joseph Mukan.
But barely 48 hours later, Mukan was removed and replaced with CP Ahmed Bello.
Bello was said to be preparing to take over at the command when a fresh signal was issued by the Force Headquarters asking CP Ahmad Abdulraman to proceed to Bayelsa as the Commissioner of Police.
Sources stated that Abdulrahman was on the verge of assuming duty in Yenagoa when another signal from the Force Headquarters announced his replacement with CP Austin Iwar, who is currently the Kaduna State CP.
It was learnt that the rapid changes and redeployments took place within two weeks.
“As we speak, Bayelsa State has no substantive Commissioner of Police as Iwar is still holding forte in Kaduna and has yet to assume duty,” a source explained.
The flurry of deployments is generating concerns among Bayelsa State Government officials, Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide, stakeholders and pro-democracy groups who viewed the police confusion with suspicion.