- Wike has stopped the arrest of Joy Nunieh
- Recall that security operatives besieged the former NDDC boss' house
- The governor eventually succeeded in asking the operatives to leave the premises
If not for the intervention of Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, security operatives would have arrested ex-Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) boss, Joy Nunieh.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that the security operatives stormed Nunieh’s residence at about 4 a.m.
Channels TV reports that Wike who could be seen visibly displeased at the incident asked the security agents for their warrant.
The governor tried to know why she was not invited over rather than having her house besieged.
After this, the governor asked the operatives to leave the former NDDC MD’s premise.
Legit.ng had also 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.
Legit.ng also reported that the House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) was on Thursday, July 16, shunned by the acting boss of the body, Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei.
Pondei who was supposed to appear before lawmakers of the lower legislative body walked out on them, The Nation reports.
He made this move while members of the committee were still deliberating and making contributions to an ongoing investigation in which Pondei is expected to be questioned.
However, the acting NDDC boss walked out on the committee, insisting that he is not ready to give any presentation.
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