PDP asks Nigeria Police to reconsider fate of six dismissed officers

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Nigeria Police Force to reconsider the fate of the six police officers dismissed over alleged unprofessional conduct during legislative rerun elections in Rivers.

Ahmed Makarfi, the Chairman, PDP National Caretaker Committee, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr. Makarfi described the dismissal of the officers who were hitherto attached to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers as “politically motivated.”

The Nigeria Police Force in January announced the dismissal of the six officers.

It alleged that the officers, all aides of Governor Wike, violated clear instructions handed down to them during the December 10, 2016 legislative rerun elections in Rivers.

According to the police, the officers breached the force’s rules to be of good conduct and desist from escorting politically exposed persons to the polling units throughout the period of the election.

The dismissed officers are Eyong Victor, Peter Ekpo, Oguni Goodluck, Orji Nwoke, Okpe Ezekiel and Tanko Akor.

They were also accused of misusing the firearms in their possession contrary to the provisions of Force Order 237 while in the convoy of Mr. Wike on election day.
Mr. Makarfi said that the decision was biased and should be reconsidered for the sake of justice.


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  • tundemash

    Mr. Makarfi, you, Wike and the dismissed policemen should challenge their dismissal in court; stop cl0wning !

  • dami

    Makarfi / PDP why don’t you employ them and stop day dreaming? Or have you forgotten that other policemen where killed during this election? Has wike / pdp accepted responsibility for their deaths or even if not have you visited their families and extended your condolences? But you want your agents re-instated…
    Pls think before you come out and make statements in public.

  • thusspokez

    The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called on the Nigeria Police Force to reconsider the fate of the six police officers dismissed over alleged unprofessional conduct during legislative rerun elections in Rivers.

    Mr. Makarfi public show of support for the 6 rogue police officer is first-class mumuism and amounts to self-harm. Mr. Jonathan recently talked about “current efforts at reforming the [PDP] party” One could laugh about this, given Mr. Makarfi’s latest stµpidity.

    Obviously the reform does not include distancing the PDP from corruption — which is the PDP achilles heel; and something most Nigerians associate with the PDP. The police officers were sacked for corruption and who comes to their defence?—The “reforming” PDP; and indeed the PDP chairman no less. Thinking right has always been a problem for many a Nigerian.

  • thusspokez

    Mr. Makarfi said that the decision was biased and should be reconsidered for the sake of justice.

    In what sense is the decision biased? Or perhaps Mr. Makarfi simply doesn’t understand what bias means. In this context, bias is when evidence shows that the police officers were unfairly dismissed because they were registered members of the PDP.

  • Sir Demo

    Are they PDP members? If Yes, they should be doubly sacked. If No, on what basis is the bias?

  • Man_Enough

    the impunity that crashed the former government. the officers should be prosecuted.

  • sammyctu ode

    This is another reason out of trillion reasons why pdp shall and can never rule Nigeria forever. They think so shallow, they are so stark illiterate, They support doing the wrong things all the time, they can’t make informed decisions, They want to continue moving Nigeria backwards retrogressively, they are always pathological liars and evil looters who have no atom of democratic values in them, they are so dissilutional cos they belong to various gods which is where they derive their evil powers and they are totally deranged animals. The Nigerian police investigated this issue showed the world the millions recovered from deranged corrupt INEC officials yet the useless good for nothing basted party wants police to release criminals! This party or a collection of disjointed criminal animals WILL NEVER RULE NIGERIA FOREVER IJN.