The Minister of Aviation under the Goodluck Jonathan administration, Femi Fani-Kayode, has described the invasion of police operatives at the residence of the former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, as ‘cowardly and shameful’.
The former minister commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for coming to the rescue of Nunieh and moving her to Government House Port Harcourt.
Nunieh was expected to appear before the Senate panel in Abuja, today.
The upper legislative chamber is investigating the alleged misuse of N40 billion NDDC funds by the Interim Management Committee (IMC).
The former NDDC boss had accused the Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio, of fraud activities in the commission.
Fani-Kayode while reacting to the development on his Twitter account, said: “Sending armed policemen to raid Joy Nunieh’s home at 4.00 am in the morning, putting her under house arrest & blocking her from leaving her house as she was scheduled to leave for the airport to travel to Abuja & testify before the Senate this morning is cowardly & shameful.”
“Gov. Wike saved Joy Nunieh’s life today. The police raid on her house at 4.00 am was illegal & was NOT backed by a warrant or authorized by the I-G. It was simply an attempt to abduct & possibly kill her. Wike arrived on the scene, broke the siege & saved her life. I commend him.”