Police deny stopping Amaechi’s visitor in Rivers

Rotimi Amaechi

Governor Amaechi alleged that the Police in Rivers State stopped people from paying him visits.

The Rivers Police Command said on Tuesday that it did not stop people from meeting Governor Chibuike Amaechi on solidarity visits.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Angela Agabe, said this in an interview in Port Harcourt.

Ms. Agabe said the Commissioner of Police did not give any order stopping people from visiting the governor.

She dismissed the allegations by the state government and some council chairmen that policemen stopped indigenes of four local government areas from paying solidarity visit to Mr. Amaechi, saying it was untrue.

“No, it is not true. The commissioner did not stop people from paying solidarity visit to the governor of Rivers.

“I am not aware of such instructions because the commissioner did not say so,’’ she said.

The Commissioner for Information and Communications, Ibim Semenitari, said the state government received reports that indigenes of four council areas were prevented by the police from coming to pay solidarity visit to the governor.

She said the action taken by the command was an infringement on the rights of the people.

Ms. Semenitari said despite the action of the police, the people refused to be provoked and remained law abiding.

“We have tried as a government to be restrained regardless of the provocation that we have received at different times from the commissioner.

“We will continue to exercise restraint. We take exception to it, but we want it on record to Nigerians that we are being provoked.

“We will try not to allow the provocation reduce us to gutter levels that certain people have fallen to, but we want to put it on record,’’ she said.

Ms. Semenitari said government was mindful of its obligations to the people and would take appropriate administrative steps to handle the matter.




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  • deri

    We are used to seeing this fake media war sponsored by ACN and APC to reduce the CP to nothing in Rivers state-This is just the beginning. The CP has not seen anything yet-Renting ppl from the various LGA to drum up support for political leaders is as old as the state itself-sad though that the fools in the state who have allowed the up-landers to rule them for over 16 yrs are yet to wake up from their Kalabari induced slumber– if the CP is wise he would ignore some of these media reports-ACN are adepts at using the press to hunt down their perceived political enemies-forget them!

    • p town man

      Non- sense, meaningless and baseless write up. Tribalistic stupid goat

  • rivers man

    Pls idiots shld just shut up. Tinubu, soyinka etc. Shld shut the fuck up & stop misleadn ameachi. What impact hav they made on lives of common nigerians?

    Ameachi is just a child, who was givn a golden seat. And wat do u expect 4rm a child, other than making misguided statements conducts.

    Besides, he neva merited it. As usual our so called elders & leaders will show, how corrupt they are. Yet they expect somtin good 4rm d youths. Pls the soured head is affecting other parts of d body

    Idiots who can’t even manage their homes, have the guts to spit into other peoples affairs.