The governor of Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson has on Tuesday lamented the prolonged feud between the police and Senator Isa Misau over alleged corruption.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Dickson said the allegations were unhealthy and antithetical to the image of the senator and the police.
Misau, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Navy, alleged that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, received gratification from corporate organizations in exchange for security. The police àlso responded by declaring the senator a deserter for leaving the force to contest an election without following due process or getting the right permission.
Dickson said: ”Those of us who have passed through the force have a duty to work with the police to make it strong and better. Those of us who have been in and out of uniform owe the organisation the support that it desires from people who have had the privilege to serve the police.
“On no account should we denigrate the police for what we owe the police is support to enable it overcome the multifarious problems confronting the force which in my opinion is a critical institution of state.”
Also confirming his return from his vacation, governor DICKSON said he had rested well and he thanked the members of his cabinet for running the state in his absence.