Police Spokesman Frank Mba removed and redeployed as Area Commander; Ojukwu bounces back as PPRO

Posted by News Express | 21 August 2014 | 8,060 times

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Acting Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has appointed DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu as the new Force Public Relations Officer to replace ACP Frank Mba who has been redeployed to Lagos State Command as an Area Commander, Area J. Ajah.

ACP Mba was the Force Public Relations Officer from February 2012 to August, 2014.

New Express learnt that before his retirement on July 31, Mba’s godfather, erstwhile IGP Mohammed Abubakar, recommended his redeployment to London as military attaché at the Nigerian High Commission.

“It is not clear why the posting was changed but this could be an indication that there is no love lost between Mba and Acting IGP Suleiman Abba,” a source told News Express.    

Until his new assignment, DCP Emmanuel Ojukwu was the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigations Department at Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja.

The new spokesman is stepping into a familiar terrain, having distinguished himself as the Force PRO from December 2008 to October 2010.

He holds B.Sc degree in Psychology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and M.Sc in Psychology from the University of Lagos. He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Chairman Association of Nigerian Authors, Abuja, President of the University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Abuja.

ACP Mba while handing over the baton, thanked the IGP for the new assignment given to him and urged the media and the public to extend maximum cooperation to the new spokesman.

Responding, the new Force PRO promised to work to increase the tempo of good relationship between the Police and the public in line with the policy thrust of the Nigeria Police Force.

He called on members of the public and the media to grant the same level of goodwill and cooperation necessary for his success in office. The new Force PRO harped on the slogan “The Police is your helper and friend.”

•Partly based on a Vanguard report. Photo shows ACP Frank Mba.

Source: News Express

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