BY SUNNY A. DAVID
The Stakeholders in Fegge, Onitsha South Local Government Area of Anambra State have decried the sudden transfer of the former Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Fegge Police Station, CSP Rabiu Garba.
In the statement issued by the stakeholders, they said that they would miss Rabui Garba, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), and aword winning Police officer who has been the DPO of Fegge Police Station for the past 9 years.
In the statement signed by Dede Uzor A. Uzor and Mazi Chika Udemadu Chika, the stakeholders said since the arrival of Garba in February 2014, 9 years ago, he has been able to unify the residents of Onitsha South.
They said he brought and maintained peace as well as fought crime to a standstill.
”He recovered dangerous weapons including Ak-47 among the other weapons of death.
“He attracted huge developmental projects to the Division which include a borehole with an overhead tank water reservoir donated by Transglob Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
“He turned around Fegge Police Station and also constructed offices for officers in different departments.
“CSP Garba built fence, Mosque, Church, and recreation facilities for young people, especially Table Tennis department,“ said the stakeholders.
They also said part of Garba’s major achievements were the concrete flooring of the entire Fegge Police Station premises, the building of a six-room block to house newly transferred Police Officers who always found it difficult to get accommodation, provision of a big Mikaino generating set, including winning Interface Hero award for three consecutive years which earned him a different Hilux Vans which he in turn donated to the Division.
The Stakeholders said he has won over 1050 different awards and kept an open-door policy which made him accessible to many while he was in Fegge.
DPO Garba, they said, was known for using his salary to sponsor less privileged members of the society.
A philanthropist per excellent.
We greatly miss him.
“We urge the new DPO, CSP Ifeanyi Ibure, the youngest CSP to take a cue from him and work for the security of the lives of the people of Onitsha South including adopting bail is free introduced by CSP Garba.
“We urge the new DPO to disregard a policy of ceasing people’s phones at the station gate and adopt the same open-door policy introduced by CSP Rabui Garba.
“We also assure him of our adequate support,” the stakeholders stated.
The stakeholders thanked the CP Aderemi Adeoye for choosing another visioned officer like Mr. Ibure to Fegge while Mr. Garba took from Ibure from Central Police Station, Onitsha.