The Inspector-General of Police(IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has redeployed the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mustapha Dandaura.
Dandaura, who is now the Provost, Force headquarters, Abuja, was believed to have been redeployed over the arrest of two Caverton Helicopters pilots and their passengers on April 7, and the arrest of 22 Exxonmobil workers on Friday.
A statement on Friday evening in Abuja by the Force spokesman, DCP Frank Mba, said Dandaura has been replaced with CP Joseph Mukan.
Also redeployed was CP Musa Adze, who is now in charge of the Anti-Fraud Unit.
The redeployments are with immediate effect.
Dandaura had on the directive of the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, detained the pilots for allegedly bringing in oil workers into the state, thereby violating the border closure order of the Rivers State Government meant to contain the spread of coronavirus.
The CP had followed the governor to the NAF base in Port Harcourt to arrest the pilots who were arraigned before a magistrates’ court and quarantined in a hotel on the orders of the court.
Dandaura justified his action, stating that the pilots and the oil workers violated the regulations regarding the safety of the state.