ASSISTANT INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE, MBU JOSEPH MBU: ALL SIDES OF A COP
In the words of Michael Bassey Johnson “Those without an idea of who you are make you become what they think”. AIG Mbu is a grossly misrepresented Nigeria Police Officer whose un-repented passion for an ideal policing have placed him on the altar of controversy. As we x-ray all sides of this police officer, we would like to present to you in this edition, his profile.
AIG MBU JOSEPH MBU was born on 10th April 1958 to Chief Simeon N Mbu and Ara Agnes Mbu of Abia in Etung old Ikom Local Government Area of Cross River State, in South South Nigeria.
-St Francis Primary School, Abia Etung L.G.A, Cross River State 1966 -1971
-Government Secondary School, Ikom, Cross River State 1973 -1977
- School of Arts & Science, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State 1978 -1980
-The University of Lagos, Akoka, B. sc Hons. Political Science, Second Class Upper Division, 1980 -1983
- National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 1983 - 1984
- Cadet ASP 31/12/84 -06/12/85
-Divisional Police Officer, Railway Police Division, Zaria, Kaduna State 1988 - 1991
- Divisional Police Officer, Railway Kafanchan, Kaduna State 1991 - 1992
- Divisional Police Officer, Akwete Division, Ukwa East L.G.A., Abia State 1992 - 1994
- Provost, Abia State Police Command, 1994 - 1995
- Divisional Police Officer, Omoba Isiala Ngwa South L.G.A., Abia State 1996
- Divisional Policer Officer, Nangere Division, Yobe State 1997 - 1998
- Divisional Police Officer, Potiskum, Yobe State, 1998 - 1999 (On request by the Emir of Fika)
- Commander, Federal Highway Patrol in-charge of Borno, Gombe, Bauchi and Adamawa States, 1999 2000
- Area Commander, Metropolitan Mina, Niger State 2001 - 2002
- Area Commader, Suleja Area Command, Niger State 2002 -2005, to clear armed robberies
- Area Commander Delta Central Area Command Ugheli, Delta State 2005 - 2006 (during the militancy)
-Assistance Commissioner of Police, Admin., Anambra State Command 2006 - 2008
- Force Education Officer: Police Education Unit, Force Headquarters, Abuja 2008 - 2012 (When Education collapsed).
- The Commissioner of Police, Police Mobile Force (MOPOL), Force Headquarters Abuja 01/04/2012 - 27/8/2012
-The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Command: 2012 -2013
- The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command 2013 - 2014
- The Commissioner of Police, FCT Abuja 13/02/2014 - September 2014
- Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 7 in-charge of Abuja, Niger and Kaduna States 2014 -2015
- Assistant Inspector General of Police , Zone 2, covering Lagos and Ogun States 22/01/2015 - 20/09/2015
Now: Commander, Police Staff College, Jos (At his request to the Inspector General Of Police)
- Cadet ASP Course 13, 1984 - Dec. 1985
- Intermediate Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos 1999
- Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji (Counter Revolutionary warfare Course 26, 1999)
-Senior Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos 2004
- Senior Administrative Course ASCON 2004
- Leadership and Strategic Management Course (Centre for Strategic Management) 2012
- International Association of Chiefs of Police, USA
- National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives USA (NOBLE)
i. Chairman, Task Force on Petroleum, Niger State 2001 - 2003
ii. Chairman, Inspector General of Police Task Team on monitoring and implementation of Police projects 2009 -2011
iii. Chairman, Nigeria Police Hall of Fame Committee, Force Headquarters, Abuja. 2013
iv. Chairman, enforcement task team on city cleaning and management, F.C.T: March 2014 - October 2014.
a. Best Area Commander, Delta State, 2005. Award of N500,000.00 by His Excellency, Governor James Ibori
b. Special session by Oyo State House of Assembly as the best Commissioner of Police for excellent performance. 11th April, 2013
c. Security Watch International Award for Best Crime Fighting Police Chief in Africa, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa. November , 2013, Two Awards
i. Most outstanding crime bursting Police Chief in Africa
ii. Most innovative Police Command in Nigeria; Rivers State Police Command
d. Inspector General of Police Medal of Courage
e. Be-Great Security and Intelligence Academy, Accra, Ghana, Award for Ethical Policing and Professionalism at the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Accra - October 25, 2014
f. Induction into CRAN HALL OF FAME by the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria for ensuring the most credible and peaceful election ever witnessed in Lagos and Ogun States at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos. Tuesday, 5th May 2015.
g. Rotary Club of Igando, Lagos - Excellence in Selfless Service to Humanity, September, 5th 2015.
h. Best Police Zonal Command in Nigeria and Golden Star Award for Urban Crime Control in West Africa by Security Watch Africa in Houston, Texas, USA. 25th November 2015.
1. Inspector General of Police Commendation for infrastructural changes and refurbishment of vehicles and crime bursting in Oyo State - IGP M.D. Abubakar.
2. Inspector General of Police Commendation for infrastructural changes and refurbishment of vehicles and crime bursting in River State. - IGP M.D Abubakar.
3. Inspector General of Police Commendation for infrastructural changes and refurbishment of vehicles and crime bursting in Federal Capital Territory. - IGP Suleiman Abba
4. Inspector General of Police Commendation for infrastructural changes and refurbishment of vehicles and crime bursting in Zone 7 Headquarters, Abuja. -IGP Suleiman Abba.
As we zoom into the other side of Assistant Inspector General of Police, Mbu Joseph Mbu, you will be able decipher if he is a mould of a stubborn and arrogant cop, or a victim of a misrepresented image. Watch out!