Investigations have revealed that the immediate past Police Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mr John Abangn had stepped on powerful toes at the Presidency, which caused his removal.
Sources at the police headquarters told our reporters that the directive allegedly given to Mr Abang was not carried out in full.
We gathered that the former CP was handed an order to lay a siege on the House of Assembly to prevent the Speaker, Mr Onofiok Luke from gaining entrance into the Assembly but that was not carried out to the fullest.
Recollect that despite the partial siege, the Speaker and Members were able to access the Chambers of the Assembly where five seats of legislators who defected to the APC were declared vacant.
The order, we learnt was allegedly handed down to the Inspector General of police, through the secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, in connivance with the Chief of a Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
With Mr Abang’s noncompliance with the alleged directive, a signal from the Force headquarters was activated which led to his transfer from the state.
Efforts to speak with the Force Public Relations Officer were unsuccessful at the time of this report.
The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has received a new Commissioner of Police, CP Musa Kimo. He is taking over from his colleague, CP John Abang. The new Commissioner of Police joined the Nigeria Police in 1986 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police and rose through the ranks to his present rank of Commissioner of Police. He is a holder of a bachelor degree in Political Science obtained from the University of Sokoto.
He has served in various capacities in the force including Second in Command, 19 PMF Port Harcourt, Commander 11 PMF Calabar, 28 PMF Umuahia and 26 PMF Uyo. Other positions he held are Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations) Oyo State and Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Logistics and Supply, Force Headquarters, Abuja. He was until his present posting the Commissioner of Police, Federal Special-Anti robbery Squad, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Musa Kimo, a happily married man, has attended various development courses both at home and abroad.