BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT—Rivers State Commissioner for Lands and Survey, Mr. Ezemoye Ezekiel-Amadi, has asked the former Police Commissioner in the state, Mr. Joseph Mbu, to submit himself for psychiatric examination.
He said that the former Police boss almost ruined effective policing in the state because he was allegedly busy carrying out the orders of political opponents of the state governor.
The commissioner, who said he was shocked that the former Police boss ordered his arrest for visiting an ongoing state government project in Trans Amadi area of Port Harcourt, wondered why a Police boss would order his men to fire canisters of teargas in Government House, Port Harcourt.
He said: “I challenge Mbu to submit himself to a psychiatric evaluation and let us see if he will not fail. Let me tell you what happened recently. I had visited the site of Lister Housing Development in Trans-Amadi and I went on air to draw attention to the giant strides the Rotimi Amaechi administration was making in the housing sector. Two days later, Mbu sent policemen there to arrest everyone on site. Not only that, he withdrew the security men who were there and ordered that I should be picked up and locked up.
“Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t in town. Maybe, that would have been the last time he would have made any arrest in his lifetime. I travelled and my crime was that I visited a site where a government project was going on.”