The Rivers State Police Command on Friday dismissed as false claims by Governor Nyesom Wike that the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Commissioner of Police in the state, Joseph Mukan, were not aware of yesterday’s invasion of the home of the former Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Joy Nunieh, by officers of the Nigeria Police Force.
The Public Relations Officer of the state police Command, DSP. Nnamdi Omoni, in a statement in Port Harcourt said both the IGP and the Police Commissioner were aware of the invasion.
The police spokesman said it was wrong for anyone to claim that the police officers that attempted to arrest Nunieh, Thursday, were fake, adding that the presence of Mobile policemen could authenticate their legality.
The PPRO said the team were sent from Abuja to effect the arrest on Nunieh, adding that the officers on arrival in the state registered their presence at the state police headquarters where they got a go-ahead order from the CP.
“We state that the Officers who were at the residence of the former Ag. MD Joi Nunieh were from the IGP Monitoring Team in Abuja and were here on Official assignment.
“That before they proceeded to her residence, they observed due protocols and requisite standard operating procedures, including going through the processes of arriving themselves at the Headquarters with their Investigation Activities duly signed and approved by the Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G Mukan psc (+).
“That they went to her residence with Mobile Policemen, suggesting of course that they were there on official duty and not illegal duty as speculated.
“That, the reference indicating that the Officers were there without the directive of the CP nor the IGP is preposterous and most unfortunate, hence should be discountenanced and disregarded.”