Rivers govt commends Police Command, supports slain officer’s widow with N20m

…CP promises to crush criminals


From TONY JOHN, Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Government has commended the State Police Command for its laudable efforts in fighting crime in the State, which has produced tangible results like the neutralization of a notorious criminal and killer, David Okpara, popularly known as 2Baba, who was accused of killing the late Ahoada Divisional Police Officer, Bako Angbashim and causing harm to others.


Governor Siminalayi Fubara expressed this when he paid a condolence visit to the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Olatunji Disu, at the Command’s Headquarters in Port Harcourt, on Monday, over the murder of Inspector Monday Isah recently.

According to Governor Fubara, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Tammy Danagogo, he came to extend his condolence directly to the widow and family of Inspector Isah and officers of the State Police Command.

He explained that the government and people of Rivers State, especially those who were directly affected by the actions of the gang were elated when 2Baba and his gang of criminals were eliminated.


“Rivers people are happy at your efforts to bring peace to the state. We are very grateful and commend your efforts.”

While presenting a cheque of N20 million to the widow of Inspector Isah, he clarified that the Rivers State Government takes it as a point of duty to relate with the officers who are making daily sacrifices of ensuring peace in the State.

The governor admonished the widow to keep faith in God and be steadfast to the care of her children.

According to him, “The reason we are here is to share in your pain. I always say, this token is nothing compared to life. What is key is to inform you that the governor and people of Rivers State appreciate the effort of your husband and father and sincerely sympathize with you over the loss.


“I always say, when a man dies in cause of serving God and man, God will never leave the people he left behind. Your husband did not die in luxury but while serving the country to secure the safety of the state.

“Place your faith in God, for death is a necessary end for all humans irrespective of who we are or where we are. If you place your faith in God and concentrate on this additional responsibility God has given you, which is to be both father and mother to your children, God will reward you. God is able to see you through this situation.”

The Commissioner of Police, CP Disu, thanked the governor for his magnanimity to the State Police Command.


He noted that the governor had again raised the hope of the bereaved family and members of the State Police Command as he affirmed that the sample of this goodwill will reinvigorate the spirit of all officers.

‘Inspector Friday was a gallant officer and all officers of his team showed gallantry. They fought back and neutralized one of the murderers. We will go after everybody who kills a police man or anyone for that matter and bring them to justice.”

The state Police boss promised to sustain the peace being enjoyed in the state.


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