By NewsCritic Reporters
Celebration is ongoing simultaneously at Edo State and Isiala-Ngwa North Local Government Area of Abia State. While the Edo celebration has to do with politics especially the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the governorship poll, the jubilation at Isiala-Ngwa is as a result of the redeployment of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, known as Mrs Nnenna.
The officers and men of the Police Division are reported to be in celebration mood following the transfer of the DPO whose activities in the Division have been a source of great concern to the Police unit. The DPO is said to have handed over in the middle of the night following the signal of her transfer to Area Command Aba as 2ic.
NewsCritic reports that the latest incident involving the DPO and one Sergeant Uche Kanayo one of her men at the Division was such that the later was allegedly compelled to beg the DPO after blocking her slap following an argument. He was said to have gone to beg with a chicken which was rejected but it could not be confirmed at press time whether he later offered a Goat, sources said.
The DPO was accused of running the Division as her private estate and often times allegedly levy her men on the pretext that it is for Umuahia, a source said. NewsCritic gathered that she has been responsible for the transfer of many Police operatives under her Division at the slightest excuse and hardly works with her DCOs, who despite efforts to please her will soon fell out of favour and transferred due to her influence.
This reporter gathered that the DPO has been transferred previously from Isiala-Ngwa North and also returned within a short space of time during the time of CP Ene Okon.
Some of the men of the Division who spoke to NewsCritic on the condition of identity protection said the new Abia State Commissioner of Police, CP Janeth Egbede has shown that she is a no-nonsense Police officer who has zero tolerance for misdemeanours.
In a previous encounter with the former DPO, she disclosed that the people of Umuosu in Isiala-Ngwa North are against her because of her efforts in combating crime in the area, and ridding the place of illicit drugs. She said her men are in the habit of conducting themselves unprofessionally, hence she makes sure that she supervises everything in her division.