The Rivers State government has distanced itself from the attack on the residence of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council in the state, Senator Lee Maeba.
Naija News reports that the gunmen on Thursday morning attacked the residence of the former lawmaker on Professor Abowei Street, GRA, Phase 3 in Port Harcourt.
Reacting to the incident, Maeba, who represented the Rivers South East in the National Assembly, claimed that the hoodlums were sent to assassinate him.
But the State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Chris Finebone, refuted the lawmaker’s claim that the attack on his home was a plot to kill the former Senator.
Finebone, therefore, asked security agencies to probe the possibility of the incident being staged for political reasons ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said: “It is not strange to find politicians staging high-level melodrama to either cover up their tracks or muddle up the waters to achieve a preconceived narrative aimed at hoodwinking the public for political reasons, especially at a time like this.
“Today, a report by former Senator Lee Maeba surfaced on social media that he got a call from a young man. And the caller purportedly, in his own words said, ‘that they have instructions from either government or some quarters to attack my house.
“This makes it obvious that Senator Maeba should help security agencies in unraveling the purported attack on his house and those behind it. It is not enough to blame such an attack on ‘either government or some quarters.’ He should try and remember exactly whom the caller said sent him (the caller).
“The Rivers State Government, working with security agencies, will continue to render all possible assistance for security agencies to ensure safety of life and property in Rivers State at all times”