A new police commissioner has assumed duty in Bayelsa State, according to a statement by the state Police Command signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Asinim Butswat.
Austin Iwar who assumed duty on Wednesday, August 8, was Commissioner in charge of Kaduna State Police Command until his redeployment to Bayelsa State, the statement said.
He took over from Don Awunah who has been redeployed to Commissioner Border Patrol, Force Headquarters Abuja.
The police statement described the new police boss as dogged crime fighter, disciplinarian and professional police officer who has served in various commands and formations in various capacities.
The statement read in part: “The new Commissioner of Police, assumed duty today 8th August 2018, until his present posting, he was the Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command. He is a dogged crime fighter, a disciplinarian and a professional Police Officer, who has served in various commands and formations in various capacities.”
The Bayelsa State Police Command thereby solicited the cooperation and partnership of the people of the state and accord the new police boss the necessary support in the discharge of his duties of maintaining law and order.
“The Command, by this announcement, solicits the cooperation and partnership of the good and well meaning people of Bayelsa State, to accord the new Commissioner of Police, the necessary support to discharge his duties of maintaining law and order in the State,” the statement said.
Some say both men hail from the same state, Benue, but this was not confirmed as at the time of filing this report.