POLICE Deny Blocking Entrance tO GOV. AMAECHI’S Residence


(NAN) The Police Command in Rivers said on Thursday that its men did not block the entrance leading to Gov. Chibuike Amaechi’s residence.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Angela Agabe, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the state commissioner of police did not give such order.

“I am aware that the state commissioner of police did not give such order to block the entrance leading to the governor’s residence.

“He did not do it and did not instruct our officers to do such a thing,’’ Agabe said.

But, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, the Commissioner for Information and Communication alleged that Amaechi and no fewer than 70 visitors were denied access to his private residence in the Government House.

“The governor was coming back with his visitors, former speakers of Houses of Assembly, he was blocked on his way into the government house, leading to his private entrance.

portharcout police“The police blocked the road, the governor came down and identified himself, but they told him they had orders from the commissioner of police.

“Gov. Amaechi, therefore, had to go through a longer route to get to the Government House,’’ Semenitari said.

Semenitari described the action of the police as illegal, unconstitutional, and an insult on the office of the governor of Rivers. (NAN)

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