On Friday, February 26, 2021, the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, Friday Eboka, dissolved a special police team codenamed the Eagle Crack Squad.
The Eagle Crack squad recently came under scrutiny following allegations of extortion and professional misconducts against members of the public.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed that dissolution came against the backdrop of complaints of unprofessional conduct exhibited by the personnel of the unit.
The CP in his maiden press briefing promised to address all cases of infractions by the police and increase supervision of the men, with a stern warning to deal with erring officers and to hold deputy police officers and heads of departments vicariously liable.
He said the dissolution was with immediate effect and asked all personnel attached to the unit to report to the headquarters for redeployment.
The statement reads:
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday has dissolved the Eagle Crack Squad. This was done this morning after a meeting with his Management Team.
“The dissolution is coming on the heels of Complaints of unprofessional conduct exhibited by the Personnel of the Unit.
“Recall that the CP in his Maiden Press Briefing on Tuesday promised to address all cases of infractions by the Police and increase supervision of the men, with a stern warning to deal with erring officers and hold DPOs/HODs vicariously liable.
“The dissolution is with immediate effect and all Personnel attached to the Unit are to report to the Headquarters for redeployment.
The public is hereby enjoined to rekindle their trust in the Police, as the Command is committed to giving them improved Policing services that will stand the test of time”.