Following the alleged extortion of N150, 000 from a student of the University of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State Police Command has disbanded the notorious Eagle Crack Unit.
The squad has been fingered in a long list of human rights abuses, extortion, especially the murder of the Ikoku mechanic, Chima Ikwunado in December 2019.
The Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka said the decision was taken Friday morning after a meeting with his Management Team, according to a statement by SP Nnamdi Omoni, the spokesperson of the command.
He said: “The dissolution is coming on the heels of complaints of unprofessional conduct exhibited by personnel of the unit.
“Recall that the CP in his Maiden Press Briefing on Tuesday promised to address all cases of infractions by the Police and increase supervision of the men, with a stern warning to deal with erring officers and hold DPOs/HODs vicariously liable.
“The dissolution is with immediate effect and all personnel attached to the unit are to report to the headquarters for redeployment.
”The public is hereby enjoined to rekindle their trust in the police, as the command is committed to giving them improved policing services that will stand the test of time.”