IGP, River Commissioner denies sending team to Nunieh's residence

Joy Nunieh, acting managing director of NDDC
Tochi Juliet

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Joseph Gobum Mukan, have denied they knew nothing about the team of policemen that laid siege to the residence of Joy Nunieh, on Thursday.

Police Public Relations Officer, Rivers State Command, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, indicated that the Mopol presence at Numieh’s residence wasn’t the directive of the Police Command in Rivers State.

He urged that media inquiries should be directed to higher authorities.

Governor Wike who expressed disappointment over 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 IGP is not even aware.

For me, if there is any crime against Dr Joy Numieh, I will not back her. Some say she is not in my party, so I shouldn’t intervene, but she’s a Rivers daughter.”

According to Vanguard News, it was reported that Mopol 19 squad arrived at Nunieh’s 3 Owuru Creek View, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, residence about 4 a.m, barring her from leaving for Port Harcourt International Airport to connect the early flight to Abuja.

Nunieh alleged that “this is definitely the handwork of those who don’t want me to tell the truth about what is going on at the NDDC.

“My governor, Wike, says they have tried to pressure him to retract his warning that I should not be harmed, but he has refused.”

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