- The Rivers state police command has faulted claims that a police operation at the residence at Joy Nunieh was illegal
- Nnamdi Omoni, the spokesperson of the command made dismissal in a statement
- Omoni said the police officers who barricaded Nunieh’s Port Harcourt residence came from the IGP monitoring unit, Abuja
The Rivers state police command has dismissed the suggestion that the policemen operation at the residence of a former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, was unauthorised.
Nnamdi Omoni, the spokesperson of the command insisted that the police operation at her residence followed due process, The Nation reported.
He said police officers, who barricaded Nunieh’s Port Harcourt residence came from the Inspector General of Police monitoring unit in Abuja.
According to Omoni, the commissioner, Joseph Muka, was aware of the police operation at the residence and even signed the investigation activities of the men involved.
He said the report which claimed that the officers were there without the directive of the CP nor the IGP should be discountenanced and disregarded.
Meanwhile, following his intervention in the alleged police invasion of the residence of the former acting managing director of the NDDC, Joy Nunieh, the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, has explained that he took the action to save her from abduction.
The Nation reports that Wike, in a statement by the commissioner for information and communication, Paulinus Nsirim, called on the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, to immediately investigate the saga.
Legit.ng gathered that he said it was expedient to probe why over 50 armed policemen stormed the Port Harcourt residence of Nunieh at 4 am on Thursday, July 16.
He insisted that he was on ground to frustrate the attempted abduction and berated the self-styled armed policemen, who claimed to be members of the Inspector General Monitoring Unit.
The governor said under a civilised society, the proper thing to do was to invite her to answer any allegation
In another report, 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 reported.
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