Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike says he saved the previous performing managing director of the Niger Delta Improvement Fee (NDDC) Pleasure Nunieh from being kidnapped.
Nunieh’s Port Harcourt residence was besieged by armed policemen early Thursday who didn’t have a warrant of arrest. She was later rescued by the governor and brought to the Authorities Home.
In a press release on Thursday by the Commissioner for Data and Communications Paulinus Nsirim, the governor urged the Inspector-Common of Police to probe the incident.
“What has occurred as we speak is a shame. Who is aware of what would have occurred to her if they’d gained entry to her essential room? I went there personally to see issues for myself and rescued her,” he mentioned within the assertion.
“She is meant to testify earlier than the Home of Representatives’ Committee and right here we’re having armed males eager to abduct her.
“We got here out to guard our daughter and we are going to achieve this to each Rivers citizen. That’s the oath of workplace I swore to. It doesn’t matter the political affiliation. We won’t permit anyone to destroy Rivers State.
“It’s so unlucky and I cry for this nation regarding the methods issues are going. They didn’t have a warrant of arrest however would storm anyone’s home, in reality, the state commissioner of police just isn’t conscious.
“So, inform me how one thing will occur in a state and the commissioner of police just isn’t conscious? They mentioned it’s the Inspector Common Monitoring Unit.
“So, we’ve such a unit taking on the duty of crime-fighting in a state and the commissioner of police just isn’t conscious? I may assume too that the Inspector Common of Police just isn’t conscious. He ought to examine it,” Wike added.
The governor mentioned he wouldn’t help Nunieh if there are allegations of crime in opposition to her however that due course of have to be adopted.
“Utilizing the police to hold out abduction of residents shouldn’t be inspired. An analogous incident had occurred on this state earlier than after they needed to make use of the identical model to abduct a serving choose,” he mentioned