- The police have made a call for the release of the former boss of the NDDC, Joy Nunieh
- The call was made to Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday, July 17
- Wike had forced his way into the residence of Nunieh which was besieged by some police officers
The commissioner of police in Rivers state, Joseph Mukan, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to release the former managing director of the NDDC to the force.
Mukan on Friday, July 17, said that Governor Wike did well to protect Nunieh, but added that he should do it within the confines of the law.
He stated that the police is in a better position to protect rescued citizens, TVC News reports.
The police commissioner added that although no notice was issued to Nunieh, a very worrisome allegation was made against her that requires immediate action.
Mukan went on to say that the Inspector-General of Police monitoring unit from Abuja came on a legitimate duty to invite her, but that she turned down the invitation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that in continuation of the crises rocking the NDDC, about 20 armed police officers had surrounded the home of the former interim managing director of the commission, Joy 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.
Added to this, the Rivers state government had reacted to the public spat between Nunieh and the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Senator Godswill 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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