The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Zaki Ahmed, to write the Government of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and seek clarifications over the recent Neighborhood Watch law signed by the governor.
The IGP order is with immediate effect. Idris mandated the Commissioner of Police to write to the Governor so as to know the details of the Neigborhood law and to see that the law conforms to all laws pertaining to security in the country.
The Police Boss said, “If you look at section 214 of the constitution, the CPs in states Commands have the supervisory role over the policemen there, and all activities affiliated to security is their responsibility.”
He further stated that when a State is planning to pass any local law to establish any neighborhood watch, police input into that law is needed.
He reiterated the fact that without any input of the police into the draft of the law, the Bill may not have passed all legal parameters.