The Nigeria Police say it redeployed the Chief Security Officer ( CSO) to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, DSP Promise Nwosu, due to gross professional misconduct.
The police in statement noted that Nwosu’s conduct was not in line with that of a police officer.
The statement also said the officer was found among protesting APC party faithfuls in a manner prejudicial to discipline and displaying conduct unexpected of him.
It explained that an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations in the state observed his presence among the protesting partisan crowd.
“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,” it reads.
The statement added that the officer demonstrated brazen indiscipline and showed disrespect to the senior officer when challenged over his action.
“Accordingly, the CSO was officially queried for discreditable conduct, insubordination, engaging in partisan political activities, illegal duty and act unbecoming of a public officer.”
The police further explained that due to the CSO’s gross misconduct and apparent partisanship, the IG ordered his redeployment, pending more disciplinary actions.
“The IG therefore warn police officers in any capacity to desist from acts that portray the force in bad light and question the integrity of the personnel,” he said.
Police officers, especially CSOs, Aides-de-Camp (ADCs) and orderlies who engage in activities outside the official schedule would be removed and face severe disciplinary action, said the police.