Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni has indicated that the Mopol presence at Joy Numieh’s residence wasn’t the directive of the Police Command in Rivers state.
Governor Wike, expressing his disgust with the police action said, “I called the Commissioner of Police, he said he was not aware. They said it’s the IGP Monitoring Team, but I have spoken to the authorities, they said the IG is not even aware.
“For me if there is any crime against Joy Nunieh, I will not back her. Some say she is not in my party, so I shouldn’t intervene, but she’s a Rivers daughter.”
Wike had earlier in the day moved into the Port Harcourt, Rivers State residence of the former Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Caretaker boss, Joy Nunieh, where police were allegedly preventing her from leaving to Abuja for Thursday appearance before House of Reps Committee hearing on NDDC probe.
Reports said the Mopol 19 squad reportedly arrived at Nunieh’s 3 Owuru Creek View, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, residence about 4 am, barring her from leaving for the Port Harcourt International Airport to connect the early flight to Abuja.