- Nothing short of dramatic took place at the residence of the former boss of the NDDC, Joy Nunieh, in Rivers
- Nunieh was rescued from house arrest by security agents on Thursday, July 16
- Governor Nyesom Wike drove into Nunieh's house and saved her from the siege
The former managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, was on Thursday, July 16, rescued from house arrest by some security operatives who had earlier besieged her residence in Port Harcourt.
Some security officers had surrounded Nunieh's house preventing anyone from both going in or leaving the building, TVC News reports.
However, Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers in his official vehicle forced his way into Nunieh's house and drove out with her.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that in continuation of the crises rocking the NDDC, about 20 armed police officers had surrounded the home of Nunieh.
She disclosed this 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 was scheduled to appear before the House of Representatives investigative hearing on NDDC.
She added that she had 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.
Nunieh had an issue over corruption with the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.
Also, the Rivers state government had reacted to the public spat between Nunieh and Akpabio.
A statement by the Rivers state commissioner of information and communications, Paulinus Nsirim, on Tuesday, July 14, warned that Nunieh must not suffer any harm in the course of the recent investigations into the activities of the NDDC.
“While we are not interested in identifying with the present unfolding drama in the NDDC, we will not, however, fail to protect our daughter from actual harm or perceived danger.
“We advise those involved in the present altercations in the NDDC to thread with caution in their actions and utterances,” part of the statement read.
The statement attracted commendation from Rivers indigene, especially because Nunieh is from a different political leaning in the state.
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