Former Rivers state commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu has taken a swipe at the Rivers state governor Rotimi Amaechi calling him a leopard who was tamed by a lion (Mbu), according to a Premium Times report.
This came on the heels of a statement by governor Amaechi on Thursday September 11, 2014, where he claimed that Mbu, who was recently promoted to the rank of AIG, almost ruined the economy of Rivers state during his time as the commisioner.
Mbu made the statement when he was handing over to Wilson Inalegwu, who succeeded him as the commissioner of police for the Federal Capital Territory (F.C.T).
“I advise you (CP) to carry the senior officers along in your administration. It is only a lion that can tame a leopard. I tamed the leopard in Port Harcourt. Each time he remembers my face, he would remember how I tamed him,” Mbu said.
He also had some advice for Inalegwu, telling him to be firm with his personnel in the discharge of his duty.
“I have sworn allegiance to Nigeria and to this Police uniform, that anyone who stops me from doing my job, I will crush him. The Police at the command needs strong leadership. The moment you start asking your men to bring building materials you have soiled yourself and they will no longer respect you,” he said.
The initial transfer of Mbu from Rivers state was effected after several calls for his transfer by governor Amaechi, and was finally effected on Thursday February 6, 2014.