Amaechi lied, no one fired at him – Police

Former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi

The Rivers State Police Command has disputed claims by the state government that some thugs shot at the governor’s convoy on Thursday.

The governor’s spokesperson, David Iyofor, had said the incident happened in Rumuolumeni, Obio Akpor area of Port Harcourt.

However, the Rivers State command spokesperson, Muhammed Ahmad, in a statement said contrary to the report, shots were actually fired from the governor’s convoy.

The police said Mr. Amaechi merely raised false alarm to win public sympathy to back his “bogus” claim of being targeted by assassins.

Read Police Statement:

1. The Rivers State Police Command wishes to react to the news that went viral on both normal and social media quoting David Iyofor, Chief Press Secretary to Rivers State Governor to the effect that gun shots were fired at the convoy of his principal at Rumuolumeni, Obio/Akpor Local Government.

2. To put the records straight, after a successful and peaceful rally under the close watch of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer of the area, shots were indiscriminately fired from the convoy of the Governor for reasons best known to them, as against the wispy claim of David Iyofor. No shots were fired at the convoy of the Governor.

3. The false alarm which is the usual penchant of the State Government may not be unconnected with the bogus claim of assassination attempt by his principal that is to just whip up public sympathy.

4. The Command urges politicians to refrain from whipping sentiments by toying with security issues to create needless public panic, where there is none, please.


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  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    Is this the best the police can do to address security concerns raised by the governor? Appallingly unprofessional.

    • Audrey

      I see nothing unprofessional about it, it said fired from the convoy not at the convoy. Hmmmm, Ameachi u are something else. You are just impossible!

  • Wähala

    “2. To put the records straight, after a successful and peaceful rally under the close watch of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer of the area, shots were indiscriminately fired from the convoy of the Governor for reasons best known to them, as against the wispy claim of David Iyofor. No shots were fired at the convoy of the Governor.” – Pitakwa NPF
    Since their investigations revealed that shots were fired from the convoy of the Governor, the next logical questions is…
    ‘How many sispects did the police arrest from Gov. Amaechi’s convoy?’ Who were those people injured in the shoot-out?
    Rivers State will most likely record the highest election-related senseless murders in Nigeria thus, needs special attention!

    • Abdulazeez Oyibo

      Very likely prediction

      • Otile

        Man, there was no real attack on Rauf Judas Amaechi.

  • evi

    I said it even before this press release, amaechi is capable of anything, I knew he was trying to draw sympathy to himself because he knows apc can’t win in rivers and the people of rivers hate him, for spending billions on buhari’s campaign bcos he wanted to be the running mate to the detriment of river state.

  • the truth

    This Ubima man after joining the cult group APC is now the liar in chief. I know anything that comes from Amaechi’s mouth are lies.

    • Concerned

      Where shots not fired – the police are confirming that gunshots were fired!

      • Otile

        APC police? Don’t believe in taqiyya. After the elections tomorrow APC will come back their senses, for Imam is bound to lose big.

        • Concerned

          The whole world knows that GMB can only lose with massive rigging

          You are predicting Nigeriagate – shame on you

          Rigging supporter !

  • FortB

    Nigerians must condemn these callous statements originating from politicians who are supposed to be responsible people. Why on earth would a whole governor decend so low as to instigate violence just to score cheap political points? Where has he seen anyone assassinated in this dispensation? A whole governor with all the retinue of security around him 24/7? Haba. We should exercise decorum in public affairs. Anyway no be im fault. Na Rivers people when allow an area boy to be their governor. Very sad

    • Concerned

      Were shots not fired?

      • FortB

        Were you there? The police have come out to say it was the governors details that were firing in the air. If you did not witness it personally like me, I will believe the police version against the governor who has shown himself to be of a shady character

  • Otile

    Fortunately nobody knows of any such attack in and around Obio or Akpor except Judas Amaechi.

    • Concerned

      The police themselves have admitted shots were fired the only point of dispute is in which direction they were being fired from

      • Otile

        Do you really believe APC police report that shots were fired in unknown direction?

      • BlackieUmukoro

        The police admitted what ? Why do you want to bend a straight forward thing

        • Concerned

          I quote from the police statement
          ‘Shots were indiscriminately fired from ….’

          Thus they admitted shots were fired !!

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Fired by whom …… You seem to gleefully ignore that aspect
            Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

          • Concerned

            On the contrary my original post stated that what was in dispute was not whether shots were fired but by whom !

          • BlackieUmukoro

            Who fired was explicitly stated. Don’t twist obvious statements of fact Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

  • pinky minaj

    Apc has been consistent in sayin that PDP has ruled Nigeria for 16 disastrous years in which corruption,

    Impunity, insurgency, armed robbery and several ills of society held sway. But at a very close look at the APC,

    I am seeing:

    1. Rotimi Amaechi – 8 years speaker; 7 years, Governor under PDP.

    2. Atiku Abubakar – 8 years Vice
    president under PDP.

    3. George Akume – 8 years
    Governor under PDP.

    4. Bukola Saraki – 8 years
    Governor; 2 years, Senator under PDP.

    5. Timipre Sylver – 4 years Governor under PDP.

    6. Audu Ogbe – 2 years Chairmanship of the PDP.

    7. Aminu Masari – 4 years as the Speaker, House of Representatives under PDP.

    8. Chris Ngige – 3
    years Governor under PDP.

    9. Rabiu Kwankwaso –7 years Governor; 3 years Defense minister under PDP.

    10. El Rufai – 4 years FCT Minister; 2 years BPE chairman under PDP.

    11. And to cap it all, Obasanjo is the navigator of the APC, a man who spent 8yrs of the disastrous 16 years as the maximum ruler of Nigeria. It is now clearer that APC is a waste basket of the PDP,

    where the people who created and perpetuated the 16 disastrous years are now dumped.

    So where is the change coming from? Are they now saints because they joined APC? Pls be WISE & VOTE not for those seeking power by FORCE


    • kris

      Permission to copy

    • NwaMbaise

      Please copyright sought, and I will add more to the list

    • okwu

      dis wan na peeper. permission to re-post.

  • Festuso

    The Police have turned themselves into the mouthpiece of a political party. THIS POLICE REPORT IS TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL! How can the Police make a statement like the following:

    3. The false alarm which is the usual penchant of the State Government may not be unconnected with the bogus claim of assassination attempt by his principal that is to just whip up public sympathy.

    Nigeria is turning into another banana republic where one man rules all the coercive forces and turns himself into a tin god!

    • Otile

      My friend, don’t make much out of this. No real shots were fired as Rauf Judas claimed.

    • BlackieUmukoro

      Sharaaap and stop reasoning with your smelly anus

      • Festuso

        Oh…so you smelt my anus before?
        Right! That’s exactly where you belong….near my anus…smelling my putrid shit like an ‘Agbepo’! …Any wonder you cannot develop a sensible response but to talk about my anus. What a retard!

        • BlackieUmukoro

          Turned to another use, l mean, hence
          Sent from my BlackBerry wireless device from MTN

      • dareolu1

        Sharaaap and stop reasoning with your smelly anus

  • BlackieUmukoro

    In saner clime, Amaechi should have been quarantined with pigs. That is the kingdom he rightly belongs

  • georgy

    Rivers state politics is responsible for the tension in Nigeria. For reasons best known to him, Amaechi embarked on a non-existent battle with the president. while he is in the media everyday saying one thing or the other about the president and his wife, this president has never spoken about Amaechi publicly. APC has other governors especially in the North, how many of them has ever insulted the president directly? even the last visit by the president to Borno, Shettima was with the president. When you listen to the Nasarawa state governor speak you might forget he is in APC. As if they noticed Amaechi is not busy enough as a governor, they made him campaign director and he got worse.
    Am sure Amaechi has convinced himself that Nigerians are fools and would readily believe any falsehood he feeds them and that’s why he is in the media with one comment after another. A friend of mine who lives in PH saw an APC convoy last night been escorted by police and yet Amaechi continues to make nigerians believe the police have abandoned him. this is not fair. this is wicked. How come the press men attached to his convoy never reports these incidence? why is it always media guy that reports these crimes, using sms? please give your people some peace.
    All of what Amaechi is doing has one summation: Jonathan must loose, because if Jonathan wins, am in trouble!
    Rotimi, I have sat in two meetings with this president, I may not claim to know him too well but the man I met cannot do any of the things you or your party accuse him of. win or loose, I am sure jonathan will not remember Amaechi. on the contrary, If Amaechi(APC) wins, I am sure he will open another chapter in this war which will be vengeance to all Rivers people who did not join him in fighting the president. Again, I beg you, give your people some peace!

  • solozo

    Since when did the Nigerian Police become people that sane people listen to or believe? Of course, Amaechi is almost completely a drama-queen these days, but he still is more believable that the Nigerian Police anyway. At least in my opinion, because Pol 101 in Nigerian Police training appears to be on ‘How to lie even when there is no need’. Just appear in a check-point or police station and be unfortunate to get into an argument with a Nigerian Policeman and decide for yourself whether there is even a letter in their mouth that is the truth.

  • ije2014

    The tone of the police statement is a bit emotional. One expects the police to be neutral and professional in their utterances.

  • Ogom

    That statement clearly has a partisan tone

  • progress

    How are we sure this police response is not drafted by Metuh himself?

    • Man_Enough

      for sure it is a script. there is no reason why the police have to deny for the criminals.

  • Man_Enough

    this officer should be demoted to a recruit vigilante.