THE Rivers State Police Command has said 13 of its officers were arrested for indecent dressing.
The State Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, disclosed this during a live programme on a radio station in Port Harcourt on Saturday, 2 December 2023.
Disu said the police officers were arrested during a patrol by the Command monitoring unit in various parts of Port Harcourt and were now in detention.
“During a routine patrol in different parts of the city, we arrested about 13 officers who were indecently dressed. This is part of an ongoing effort to stop indecent dressing by officers of the Command. And the head of the divisions where these arrested officers are serving will be vicariously liable for the personnel’s conduct,” the CP stated.
Disu also assured that the killers of the former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Ahoada-East Local Government Area of the state, SP Bako Ang Bashin, would be apprehended and made to face the law.
The police boss said he is overwhelmed by the concern shown by members of the public about the murder of the DPO.
He disclosed that he is in talks with stakeholders in Ahoada and is also getting advice from them in a bid to arrest the prime suspect, Gift Okpara.
“As police, we cannot succeed without cooperation and partnership from members of the public. I have started fostering a partnership between the police and members of the public,” he said.
“I had a meeting twice with the traffic section of the police to remind them that they must be civil in their dealings with members of the public.
“I want to work with members of the public so they can trust us and give us information.”