Meet the new Rivers State Police Commissioner
Joseph Gobum Mukan is the new, incoming Rivers State police commissioner.
Barely a week now, the Minister of Aviation Hadi Sariaki had reacted to the arrest the two pilots of Carvelton Helicopters.
They had flown into port Harcourt with ten passengers on board.
Their covid-19 status was not declared. They were therefore not authorised to enter the city but they did.
On that basis, they were charged to court for being in clear violation of the executive order that ban movement in and out of Rivers state during the current fight against COVID-19.
Minister of Aviation,Senator Hadi Sirika had been on national media, castigating Rivers State Government for acting in the wrong.
He also accused the former police commissioner,Mustapha Danduara for acting in ignorance.
There has been lockdown across the country.
Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike was the first of governors at all levels to pronounce and implement a lockdown of borders into Rivers state including air and sea routes.
He had stated it clearly that aircrafts can fly and land at the airports but their inmates should not enter the town without declaring covid-19 status.
And now, Joseph Gobum Mukan will be the new police commissioner in Rivers state.
He was among 15 deputy commissioners of police that were promoted to substantive rank of Commissioner of Police at the 24th plenary meeting of the Nigeria Police Service Commission that held between 5-7th December 2017.
That session was presided over by its Chairman, Sir Dr. Mike Mbama Okiro, a retired Inspector General of Police.
Given the incessant posting Joseph Gobum Mukan has experienced, it is likely his last place of duty was Lagos state from where he is coming to Rivera State.