- Rivers state police command said the purported arrest of minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, is intended to cause a breakdown of law and order in the state
- The state commissioner of police, Usman Belel, ordered an immediate investigation into the said news report with a view to bringing anybody or group found complicit to justice
- The command declared that it is committed to ensuring that the existing peace is sustained in the state
Emerging reports have claimed that Rivers state police command has debunked the allegation making the rounds that it arrested the immediate-past governor of the state and minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi.
Daily Sun reports that Nnamdi Omoni, state police public relations officer, in a statement issued on behalf of the state commissioner of police, Usman Belel.
Omoni called on the members of the public to disregard the report saying that the CP had ordered an investigation into the report.
The command noted that the purported arrest of Amaechi was intended to cause a breakdown of law and order in the state, assuring that the existing peace and security would not be truncated.
The PPRO stated: “It has become increasingly necessary at this stage to put the records straight and state unequivocally as follows: That the ex-governor of Rivers state and minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, was never arrested by the commissioner of police, Rivers state command or any security agency for that matter, as reported.
Omoni said: “That the general public is hereby enjoined to disregard and discountenance the above news report as being mischievous, ill-conceived, diversionary and only intended to undermine the security situation in the state and harass the Nigeria Police Force and the person of the ex-governor and minister of transportation.
“The commissioner of police wishes to assure the public that there is no cause for alarm, as the state is peaceful and all business activities are going on peacefully.
“The command under the watch of the commissioner of police, Usman Belel, is committed to ensuring that the existing peace is sustained.
“Consequently, the commissioner of police has ordered an immediate investigation into the said news report with a view to bringing anybody or group found complicit to justice.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, Rivers state governor, alleged that the embattled minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, was behind the evil machinations to destroy the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onoghen.
According to a statement signed by the special assistant to the Rivers state governor, electronic media, Wike said the minister of transportation made the confession at a meeting with an APC Chieftain in Abuja.
The statement read: "At that meeting in Abuja last, Amaechi confessed that he is the person behind the illegal crisis facing the CJN.
''He bragged that he will destroy the CJN the way he brought Former President Goodluck Jonathan down. He wants to destroy the nation's judiciary. This particular evil will finally consume Amaechi."
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