The grossly malfunctional Nigerian constitution of 1999 as amended was concocted for the singular interest of the Fulani oligarchy. The embedded oppression policy of indigenous people groups as crafted by one Professor Auwalu Yadudu and directed by former Nigerian military despot, retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, the state governors in Nigeria, inclusive of Enugu state, which command the status of Chief Security Officers, most of the times, leave much to be desired by critical assessment in functionalities.
The deficient constitution conferred on governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, by this write up primarily, the absolute power to receive information concerning the security of Enugu state, get analysis of situations on the ground from security experts, with the police department totally inclusive. He then directs the security agencies on the modalities to tackle whatever security challenge that could constitute threat to public peace or imminent danger of breakdown of law and order.
Unfortunately, the reverse has become the case where the Police Commissioner, Ahmed Abdulrahman has to undermine the constitutional powers of the state governor, Right Honorable Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The Police Commissioner despitefully usurped and discharged the executive orders of the state governor by arrogating to himself, the powers to make the operational use of the State Joint Task Force (JTF), drawn from the Navy, Air Force, Army and Police amongst others, without the prior consent and approval of the State Governor who constituted and funds the Joint Task Force (JTF), in the first instance, for his discretional use in case of emergency security challenges.
In view of the foregoing, the office and the constitutional powers of the Enugu state governor, Mr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, have blatantly been demeaned and ridiculed by the police commissioner. Ahmed Abdulrahman has absolutely no such power at his disposal, to make operational use of the state JTF without the consent and approval of the Enugu State Chief Security Officer. It is only a prerogative right of the governor to order the use of the State Joint Task Force (JTF), into an action when there seems to be a serious security situation in any part of the state which includes violent riots, insurgency or any form of breakdown of law and order, which may be beyond the control of the police, civil defense and other para-military organizations. But primarily because the Enugu Police Commissioner, Ahmed Abdulrahman has illicitly arrogated to himself, the powers of the office of the state governor for the execution of sinister agenda, ordered the use of the JTF which is solely constituted for the governor’s personal use in his capacity and discretion, only when there arises the need.
To this end however, one begins therefore to wonder why the same security agencies swiftly took to the use of force without the prior knowledge and approval of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to massacre peaceful, unarmed Igbo (Biafran) youths in Emene, Enugu, by the gravely lawless and unprofessional Police Commissioner, Ahmed Abdulrahman. He had arrogantly snubbed the same governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in April 2016 when he (governor) called on the police, to arrest the security threat posed by the marauding Fulani killer herdsmen (terrorists) that carried out the heinous killing of Biafrans in Ukpabi, Nimbo with absolutely no action to that effect even up till date. But this same Fulani Police Commissioner, with swift response to orchestrated plot to a terminate the Igbos, gathered his armed team and grievously massacred twenty one (21) Igbo youths in Emene, Enugu, without established/convincing reasons.
As this Enugu State Police Command has proudly demonstrated that it has a religious, tribal, generically biased and lawless man at the helm of it’s affairs, a man that has totally lost respect and civility for constituted authorities, such should be shown the right way out of Igboland. His services are no longer needed. As for the government of Enugu State whose office has been ridiculed by this heinous police commissioner, it is up to the Justice Ministry and the Attorney-General of the State, to expedite necessary actions on the matter. The good people of Enugu State do not in anyway, need the services of an just man to be at the helm of affairs law enforcement therein.
Written by Onyebuchi Eze
Edited by Peter Oshagwu for Family Writers Press International
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