Nigerian Governor Opens Up, Names DPO Who Is Into Oil Bunkering

Nigerian Governor Opens Up, Names DPO Who Is Into Oil Bunkering

  • Some influential persons in Rivers state are into oil bunkering as revealed by the state government on Friday, January 14
  • Governor Nyesom Wike disclosed that even some top security persons like the DPO in Emuhua LGA are guilty of the crime
  • Wike discovering this, said such persons cannot reside with him in the state while he remains the governor

Governor Nyesom Wike on Friday, January 14, during a meeting with the leadership of the police in Rivers, named some big shots who are into oil bunkering.

The Rives governor named as one of the top suspects, the DPO in Emohua Local Government Area (LGA), PM News reports.

Wike who thanked the commissioner for police in the state for transferring the DPO stated that the high-ranking officer must leave the state.

Governor Nyesom Wike
The Rivers governor said the DPO cannot stay with him in the state (Photo: Rivers State Government)
Source: Facebook

The governor said it is quite unfortunate that persons who should enforce the laws of the land are violating them.

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The outspoken governor said while he remains the leader of the state, he cannot allow such a person to remain in Rivers.

He revealed:

“It’s unfortunate for this country how security people will be involved in illegal bunkering. I can’t believe it. Mr. CP, I thank you for transferring the DPO in Rumuji, who owns a refinery. But the man must leave here, not transferred. He must leave this state.
“I can’t be governor here and security man owns an illegal refinery. No, it is not possible, the man has to go. Take him to wherever they allow bunkering.
“Transfer the man, and tell him to leave. He is a complete saboteur. I mean, how can security men be the ones involved in this. What kind of country are we?”

Wike vowed that whoever is involved in any crime in Rivers, irrespective of his status must be tracked, arrested, and prosecuted.

Wike gives LGA chairmen 48-hour ultimatum to expose illegal refineries or risk losing their seats

Meanwhile, Wike had issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the council chairmen in all 23 local government areas of the state to identify the illegal refineries or risk losing their post.

Wike also announced a N2 million naira reward for council chairmen who are able to identify illegal refinery sites in their localities. gathered that the Rivers stage governor issued the 48-hour ultimatum during a meeting with heads of security and local government chairmen in Port Harcourt on Friday, January 14.


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