Joseph Mbu, the new Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 2, on Thursday, said the upcoming Presidential and governorship elections in his zone will be “fire-for-fire” if politicians play any pranks.
The controversial police boss made the declaration at a meeting with men of the Ogun State Police Command at the headquarters in Eleweran, Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Mbu instructed his men to be battle-ready for the election and warned politicians to have a second thought over any planned criminal act.
He added that if any of his men were shot, no less than 20 civilians would pay for it.
“If one of my men is killed, I shall kill 20 of them but don’t shoot first,” Mbu said. “If they shoot you, shoot back in self-defence. Anybody who fires you, fire him back in self-defence,” the controversial AIG said.
He noted that it was not compulsory for police officers on election duty to greet even a state governor who has come to vote on election day. “You have the power to stop the governor,” he said.
“We are in a critical period. We are not para-military. We must be bold and brave. Keep an eagle eye on everybody. We are authorized by the constitution to arrest before, during and after election. Our role is to ensure free, fair and violence-free election,” he said.
Mbu had served as Police Commissioner in Rivers State, but was redeployed in the midst of a conflict with Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers State governor.
The governor alleged that Mbu was plotting to kill him and called the AIG a stooge of the Presidency.
Mbu was later transferred to Abuja where he was promoted to AIG.Follow Us on Social Media