BREAKING NEWS: Police shoot Senator Magnus Abe, Amaechi’s Chief of Staff in Rivers

The Rivers Information Commissioner confirmed the attack.

A Senator from Rivers State, Magnus Abe, was shot on Sunday by police officers who disrupted a rally.

The Chief of Staff to Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Tony Okocha, was also shot on his leg with tear-gas canister, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

Both men were among several others who sustained injuries when police disrupted a rally of the Safe Rivers Movement at the Rivers State College of Arts and Sciences on Sunday.

The rally was to be used to shore up support for the senator, a loyalist of Mr. Amaechi, who decamped with the governor to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party.

The Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, confirmed the attack to PREMIUM TIMES.

The commissioner said the senator was shot with a rubber bullet at point blank range and has since been admitted in an unnamed hospital.

The Rivers Police commissioner, Joseph Mbu, could not be reached as his number was switched off while the spokesperson’s number was continuously busy.

More details later…


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  • likoyr

    That criminal Mbu should find another country when Jonathan is out of power.

    • sadiq

      I second your point

  • Pete

    Silly report!

  • mib

    The senators must take these very serious, and make sure mbu and his accomplice face the law, infact they should veto the IG of police and remove mbu now. These is out of hand. A whole senator of the federal republic of nigeria shot by police is a shame to our democracy.

  • Coco B

    What is d country turning to?this is one of d sniper on police uniform obj talked about,the truth is showing itself

  • tbills

    Ogogoro drinking president,drug taking CP Mbu.what do you expect.incompetent people trying to run a country.what a shame of a country. We have a senate that seems incapable of holding the executive accountable

    • BRIGGS

      SENATOR ABEY IS AN OGONI MAN HOW MANY PEOPLE WAS HE ABLE TO MOBILIZE TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY AMAECHI ARRANGED TO DECAMP TO APC? HOW MANY CAME FROM OGONI-WAS AMAECHI NOT USING THE POLICE TO KILL OGONIS OVER HIS PALNS TO RELOCATE BORI CAMP–FROM PHC-NOT UP TO 500 PEOPLE ATTENDED THE EVENT-AMAECHI ARRANGED TO DECAMP TO APC—AGAIN A STATE THAT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS OF LATE WILL NOT HAVE HER GOVERNOR LAUNCH A CAMPAIGN FOR APC-IN SUCH A VOLATILE ENVIRONMENT–ALL THE RUBBISH WAS ARRANGED TO ATTRACT SYMPATHY TO APC–BUT THEY FAILED–RUBBER BULLETS DONT KILL-WHERE ARE THE PEOPLE THEY HIRED TO ATTEND THE EVENT WHERE ARE THEY-CAN WE SEE THEIR FACES IN THE PICTURE-SEE HOW SOME CAN LIE—-WAS IT ONLY MAGNUS ABEY THAT WAS INJURED–AMAECHI SHOULD STOP TAKING US FOR FOOLS

    • Deri

      u are sick period–yr fathers whom the british handed over Nigeria to in 1960 drunk kia kia b4 Jonathan-that is why we do not have constant light, water and roads in 9ja -the scotts have their whisky-the french them wine–we have our kia kia in the south south–and oil–that is why u do not have the courage to ask for the break up of Nigeria-because of awuf oil–besides Jonathan has done better than yr socalled obj who was there for over 8 yrs-yet we cry for light–good roads and water not to talk of health-Jonathan is the one building roads for him in the south west–Amaechi should go ask alams and ibori–how they ended up–Nigeria has no respect for any soul from the SS-Dont worry he will soon know-. that when the chips are down–animal

  • Uzoma

    “The Chief of Staff to Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Tony Okocha, was also
    shot on his leg with tear-gas canister, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.”

    Who shoots anyone with a tear-gas canister? Some reporting!

  • max

    Amaechi and Mbu are both irresponsible. If this is what Amaechi wants in Rivers state then Abe and Okocha can go ahead and die for him.In 2007 amaechi ran away to Ghana. He never die for anyone if abe die today he die for nothing.
    Police should do their job but within the ambit of the law.

    • larry

      Max u are drunk, how can u talk about a good man and respected man like Abe, I hope u gets shot by the police also den u know how it feels like.

  • Chris nworgu

    Another cooked story

  • Teddy

    What is happening in Rivers Sate and Nigeria generally is a matter of concern. The country has since degenerated to a Banana Republic under a lame duck President Jonathan. It is rather unfortunate for a country so endowed with much human and material resources that rank among the best in the world, to be ruled by mediocres and half-backed graduates moreso, zoologist. That great prophet, Fela Anikullapo Kuti of blessed memory, captioned it all when he sang VAGARBONS IN POWER. Q.E.D

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Fictitious stories from Amaechi reduce his diminished person every second. Rubber bullets do not inflict injuries that will ocassion hospitalisation, and that the other clown was shot with a tear gas canister is laughable. Please who else was shot with their police baton, we need to know. Amaechi and his co travellers have come to their wits end and the good news is, SUPERIOUR OFFICE MBU is not moving an inch, and that is the bitter truth, cowboy amaechi must contend with. Liar muhammed would soon foul the air with his false postulations. Dem go tire

    • Teddy

      BlackieUmukoro or whatever you call yourself, you are being myopic in your thinking and very immature at heart. This is a platform for matured minds.

      • BlackieUmukoro

        If matured minds are of your type, I better remain immature
        Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

      • Concerned_9ja

        and Teddy, you are one of the matured minds?? Quite hilarious!

  • tricky

    Premiuum times should bury their heads in shame for false reporting. I was at the rally and I can authoritatively say that abe was warned severally before the police released tear gas and fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. One of the rubber bullets hit abe ans he fainted thinking it was real bullet. It was the same police people that revived him and took him to the hospital.

    • sadiq

      What is false in the Report, then?
      Is shooting a serving senator a good omen?
      Is denying citizen their goundemental right a good omen?
      Think bro!

      • LAWAL SABO

        @Sadiq check the sender again, what do you expect from someone who is TRICKY?

    • Angryman

      Thank you for an eyewitness account
      “One of the rubber bullets hit abe ans [and] he fainted thinking it was real bullet.” – that’s hilarious
      Hope he was not injured anyway

  • Marshall Harry

    I really wonder what 2015 general elections will look like if things are these awry already. Tufiakwa!

    • sadiq

      Bro. Its going to be a war like unless we the citizens wake up and stop this fools (APC/PDP) who think Nigeria is chase board. Who sees us like pawns.
      Its getting out of hand.
      We neef tostop it

  • Issei

    Mr Mbu I pity you,just learn some lessons from Hamza almustapha,Oga at the Top will leave one day,it’s then you will answer your misdeeds as CP rivers state.

  • beddy chibs

    Funny reporting to please Amaechi and his APC.The fear of our security officers is the beginning of wisdom.AMAECHI’,AMAECHI’,AMAECHI’ how many times did i call you?be very careful.Thanks.

    • Dee 1

      What’s so funny? Mr gdi! I never hear any sensible argument from u guys only violence! Even if u want to deal with someone, u shuld be patient and tactful!

      • beddy chibs

        stop hidding your identity if u must reply to my comment.Thanks.

        • Joseph

          @beddy chibs. What identity do you have. This picture you posted is of a friend of mine from Ghana. You are an identity thief just like your master the ogogoro drunk who is stealing nigeria dry together with his so called wife madam Umblela and his concubines in aviation, petroleum and finance. I hope you guys have started parking or else you will eat shit…

  • Tersoo

    Tragic, very tragic, a serving senator of the FRN shot and some say it was ‘only’ a rubber bullet to inflict pain on him, funny and very funny indeed. No wonder human life isn’t regarded in this country

  • Iluowore Imhomoh

    I pity 4Mbu bc Madam go leave 1day

  • Oleku

    This must be the handiwork of Alhaji Abubakar Rauf Amaechi–this is
    likely to be one of his several gimmicks deployed to garner public
    sympathy from OPC men–who are going about stuffing pepper in female
    genitals–aware Chidi Lloyds shot a policeman fortnight ago but we never
    saw it on APC controlled SR–little by little APC agenda for naijas is
    getting exposed–the so called destitutes would be deported at the wee
    hours of the night out from the urban areas and sent to their villages
    to rotten, widows and widowers trying to eke out a living for themselves
    and off-springs will be told boldly to ‘go and commit suicide’,
    tertiary institution fees will climax to hundreds of thousand as in the
    case of Lasu, and moreso the women would not be left out as their
    genitals would be fumbled with in public glare with Islamic youths
    blowing up vuvuzella in extreme ecstasy. The agenda of APC will keep
    exposing itself. Watch out for more. Cheers

    • debbeljo

      No one who practices deceit shall dwell in my house; no one who utters lies shall continue before my eyes –Psalm 101:7

    • sadiq

      Bigot! Widen your thinking. Open your eyes and try to see beyond your nose.

    • LAWAL SABO

      @ Oleku: the Holy Bible I read enjoins true Christians not to chastise other religions or their adherents because respect begets nothing but itself; so, if it is the same scripture you read, avoid chastising other religions because what happened in Lagos has nothing to do with ‘Islamic youths.’ But if you are one of those heathens who pretend to believe, it’s a free world!

  • Dr. S

    So what Obasanjosaid in his letter to GEJ is proving to be true, that snippers are been trained to attack political’opponents–the last bombing in the court room is one ‘then the attack on Kano state governor father is 2 and now this shooting from the police that we all expect to protect us. Something is wrong somewhere. May God save Nigeria

    • sadiq

      Dr. S. I second your view.
      I see what is happening in P.H as a prelude for snarchy to justify d imposition of emergency rule.
      I plead to d indegenes of d state to maintain calm. There is no fun in crisis or emergency rule.
      Mbu will not end well.

  • concernednigerian

    Premium Times and Sahara Reporters will be the first to come out with stories that favour APC. We are not impressed.

  • arewethishopeless

    Our silent Senetors of FRN. You won’t raise hell now abi ?!!!

    We all will wait until it is your turn ….

  • sadiq

    C.p mbu and I.g.p Muhammed will meet a bitter ending.
    They degenerated to govt hired killers.
    They They learn from their officers who have been usefd and dumbed to face their nemesis.
    Where is c.p zakari biu, Abacha killer squad who let kabiru sokoto to escape.he met an unhappy ending and his eldest son died in 1st oct bimblast.
    Where is DCP Danjuma of apo six? The man who killed labour protedters openly during obj/atiku. He is been haunted by his deeds laying low after loosing job.
    So the same fate awaits Mbu. Presidents/Governors come and go. Your integrity stays with you till death. If you choose to destroy it its ur wahala.
    Wawaye kawai, ‘yan iska.

  • Concerned_9ja

    APC premium times!!! Sad for u!!! Junk journalism. How come PT never reported Olisa Metuh’s letter to APC????

    • john oluwafemi

      Well, what do you expect from mbu. He is probably one of the snipers train train secretly by oga and madam to kill Nigerian. I do not think any right thinking Nigerian will vote for I jaw man again. This president has display that he is incompetent to rule the country.

  • brown

    pls read the doctor’s report before you comment.

  • pozzo

    2 hours ago

    E-X-P-O-S-E-D!!!
    Senator Abe, Rivers State
    Hypocrisy Of Nigerian Politicians.
    [Hope For Nigeria Reporting]…

    News Sequence!!!
    1] Senator Abe has been reported shot by Police at Close Range by the Rivers state government. He is bleeding heavily.
    2] 45 Minutes later: Senator Abe will be flown overseas as he lost loads of blood from the Gun shot.
    3] After 1.15hrs: Senator Abe admitted in a local Hospital In Port Harcourt. Condition is very Critical.
    4] 2.00hrs gone: Anxious Supporters of The Senator waiting outside hospital for the Doctors to inform them on the condition of the Senator.
    5] 2.40 hours later: Hope For Nigeria posted the pictures of Senator Abe in hospital with no sign of injury.
    6] 2.55 Hours later: Rivers state Government reversed the story, that Senator Abe was only hit by Tear gas cannisters.
    7] 4.00 Hours later: Doctors confirmed that the Senator was neither shot nor hit by any any object. They claimed that Senator Abe was exusted and need some rest.
    8] 10.00Hours gone: The lies have expired. The Senator was not shot by either metal or rubber bullets, he was not also hit by any tear gas cannister. He is hale and hearty.
    Nollywood assign Ends here.

    Lies have a fast expiration time and Nigerians knows better from this incident that is similar to Hon Chidi Lloyd’s admission.

    – Hope For Nigeria.

  • Collins

    PREMIUM TIMES IS BIASED INSPITE OF THE RESPECTED JOURNALIST AS ONE OF THE FOUNDING EDITORS.

  • Duro

    I believe most of us can see the picture of the senator where is the traces of bullet as it was reported in the news that he was shoot twenty time in the chest,even the blind man can see that all is drama and some time i,m so surprise when some people are trying to play politic with lying and some of us that are very educated and intelligent can fall cheap to this lies when it so obvious that is lie,But if we are going to be honest with our self,there was a big crisis going on now in ogun state where the gov,of the state is sending thug after some peoples life,in borno the sitting gov,killed in innocent 40 people with bombs in maiduguri,and also the the gov of ekiti was accused of killing two people who belong to his rival camp,and the leader of apc even as of today they refused to issue a statement just because all this is happened in apc control state but they can make some fake noise in river because the gov of the state is trying to establish his political strength and which is difficult for him to succeed and now resulting into propaganda and blackmailing