Following the recent cult-related killings particularly during the yuletide in Sapele, the outgoing Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hafiz Inuwa has reportedly ordered the transfer of all Police Inspectors from the Sapele Police Division.
Vanguard reports that all Police sergeants, rank and file in the division were also affected by the transfer in the division.
According to a wireless message dated December 31 and signed by an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Sa’ad Ibrahim with the caption “Reorganization Inspectors/Rank and File,” the transfer is to take immediate effect.
The statement also hinted that 45 personnel from various divisions across the state have also been deployed to take over the duty posts of those affected.
Though the message did not disclose the reason for the mass transfer, the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya while confirming the transfer when contacted on Saturday, debunked claims that the redeployment is as a result of the cult-related killings in the area.
According to the police spokesperson, The transfers have nothing to do with the security situation in the area but just internal police issue.
It would be recalled that two persons were killed on the eve of New Year’s day celebration after a hairstylist was also gunned down four days earlier at his shop.