Amaechi Has Not Been Arrested – Police
The Police Command in Rivers State has denied the allegation been peddled in certain quarters that it has arrested the immediate-past governor of the state and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Speaking on the development, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Nnamdi Omoni, in a statement issued on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, Usman Belel, attributed the insinuations to the handiwork of some mischievous persons.
Omoni further clarified that contrary to the report, the IG, Mohammed Adamu has not issued any directive on the arrest of Amaechi neither has any security outfit in the country effected the minister’s arrest.
The statement noted that efforts were on to arrest and prosecute those responsible for the fake news.
The PPRO stated: “It has become increasingly necessary at this stage to put the records straight and state unequivocally as follows: That the ex-governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, was never arrested by the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command or any security agency for that matter, as reported.
“That the general public is hereby enjoined to disregard and discountenance the above news report as being mischievous, ill-conceived, diversionary and only intended to undermine the security situation in the state and harass the Nigeria Police Force and the person of the ex-governor and Minister of Transportation.
“The Commissioner of Police wishes to assure the public that there is no cause for alarm, as the state is peaceful and all business activities are going on peacefully.
“The command under the watch of the Commissioner of Police, CP Usman Belel, is committed to ensuring that the existing peace is sustained.
“Consequently, the commissioner of police has ordered an immediate investigation into the said news report with a view to bringing anybody or group found complicit to justice.”
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