Rivers State, Nyesome Nwike claimed that the six policemen attached to him was dismissed because they resisted plot by security agencies to assassinate him. The Governor made this shocking revelation while receiving Aluu Council of Chiefs, in Portharcourt yesterday
Meanwhile the Nigerian Police has denied the allegations. Speaking through the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Don Awunah, asked: “Did the video recording that showed the officers shooting into the air dangerously and threatening public safety, show where Wike’s life was threatened, or where anybody tried to assassinate him? Was there any time that it was reported that some persons tried to assassinate the governor? “Did the police officers arrest anybody trying to assassinate Governor Wike and nothing was done about it by the Nigeria Police? If there is evidence of suspects they arrested for trying to assassinate the governor and the suspects handed over to the police, they should produce it.”
The FPPRO recalled that the standard orderly room procedure was applied by the police authorities in trying the officers and no allegation of such ever came up.