- The home of Joy Nunieh has been surrounded by the police
- With this, she said she can not travel to Abuja to appear before a panel
- Meanwhile, the police in Rivers say they are not involved in the development
In continuation of the crises rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), about 20 armed police officers have surrounded the home of the former interim managing director of the commission, Joy Nunieh.
She disclosed this to Premium Times on Thursday, July 16.
According to her, the officers surrounded her home in Port Harcourt around 4am.
She said she could not travel to Abuja where she is scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives investigative hearing on NDDC.
She added that she has even called the police commissioner in Port Harcourt over the development.
Going further, she said the police in the state denied having a hand in the blockage
She is currently having an issue over corruption with the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Rivers state government reacted to the public spat between Nunieh and Akpabio.
The statement attracted commendation from Rivers indigene, especially because Nunieh is from a different political leaning in the state.
“Our own is our own no matter the party sentiment. We stand with River state government to protect that which belong to us. Joi belongs to us, Bright Worlu,” a Rivers indigene wrote on Facebook.
Blessing Nwiyor wrote: “My governor you're on point. Nothing should happen to our intelligent Gbene Chief Dr Barr. Joi Bariyimebe Nunieh.”
Nunieh, a lawyer, had among other things, accused Akpabio of forcing her to take an oath of secrecy and sexual harassment.
The minister, however, fired back with personal attacks saying the woman has had four husbands in the past and she didn't do the one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps.
Despite the open altercations, the federal government has kept mute as both officials wash their dirty linen in public.
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