BY Obinna Ogbonnaya, Abakaliki
The continued unhealthy relationship between the Ebonyi State governor, Chief David Umahi and the minister of science and technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has thickened as the state governor, yesterday, frowned at the way and manner citizens of the State were recently arrested and whisked to Abuja following alleged petition written by the science and technology minister.
Addressing the deputy inspector general of Police in charge of research and training, DIG Valentine Ntomchukwu, Governor Umahi expressed concern over the constant invasion of the State by policemen from Zone 6, Calaba,r and Force headquarters, Abuja to whisk away citizens of the state without recourse to the state police commissioner and called on the Police leadership to urgently address the issue.
Governor Umahi, who was honoured by the inspector general of Police, IG Ibrahim Idris as the Most Police Friendly Governor in the country called on the Police boss to ensure that the state commissioner of Police usually endorses the arrest and movement of citizens of the state to the Zone 6, Calaba, or the Force headquarters to guarantee their safety.
He noted that some persons from outside the State may come on the guise of policemen and whisk people away from the State adding that such action may endanger the lives and properties of innocent citizens of the State.
The State governor assured the Police chief of the readiness of his administration to continue in its determination to uplift the living standard of men of the police force in the State and promised to empower a good number of wives of police officers in the state.