Bayelsa gets new police commissioner

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A new police commissioner, Austin Awar, has been sent to the Bayelsa State command by the Force Headquarters.

Awar resumed in the state following confusion that marred deployment of police commissioners to Bayelsa.

Awar was the fourth police commissioner posted to the state in less than two weeks, a development that raised suspicion among Bayelsa stakeholders.

Following the removal of the former police commissioner, Don Awunah, the police posted Joseph Mukan, Ahmed Bello, Ahmad Abdulrahman to the state within two weeks.

The police bosses posted to Bayelsa were reportedly recalled before they could resume their duties.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Butswat Asinim, confirmed the deployment of Awar.

Asinim in a statement said: “The Bayelsa State Police Command wishes to inform the general public and well-meaning individuals in the state, that a new Commissioner of Police has been posted to the Command.

“He is CP Austin Iwar, he takes over from CP Don Awunah, Anipr, fsi, who has been redeployed to CP Border Patrol, Force Headquarters Abuja.

“The new Commissioner of Police, assumed duty today 8th August 2018, until his present posting, he was the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command.

“He is a dogged crime fighter, a disciplinarian and a professional Police Officer, who has served in various commands and formations in various capacities.

“The Command, by this announcement, solicits the cooperation and partnership of the good and well-meaning people of Bayelsa State, to accord the new Commissioner of Police, the necessary support to discharge his duties of maintaining law and order in the State”.

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