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Gov. Wike receives backlash over claims against IGP

The recent allegations leveled against the Inspector General Of Police, Ibrahim Idris by the Rivers state governor, Nyesome Wike has incurred the wrath of Rivers State All Progressive Congress (APC), describing his actions as attempts to blackmail the police boss.

The APC governorship candidate in the 2015 election, Dr Dakuku Peterside, who is now the Director General of Nigeria Maritime Safety and Administration Agency (NIMASA) said, “Wike claims he is a lawyer; we expect such a person to head to court to bring the police boss to justice if he has facts and proof to get conviction. Accusing the IGP of attempted murder is a serious offence.

According to him, “this is the first time in the history of Nigeria that the governor of a state will openly accuse the nation’s number one policeman of plotting to kill him. He described the allegation as being serious and admonished him to rather take the matter to court if he has evidence”.

Gov. Wike recently accused the IGP of a plot to murder him. In the wake of this allegation, the governor at the weekend claimed that the police boss was plotting to raid his Abuja home with the likely intent to plant AK47 and other implicating things in the house.

However, the state APC in a statement signed by its spokesperson, Mr Chris Finebone, accused the governor of cheap blackmail of the IGP in order to have him do his bidding.

“The APC believes that the bitter war being unleashed on the Inspector General Of Police by Nyesome Wike is a desperate attempt to blackmail, coerce and subdue the him, the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State and other key officers to do the governor’s bidding”.

“APC calls on the National Security Adviser, Minister of Interior and the Inspector General of Police to view the actions and utterances of governor Nyesome Wike beyond mere politics but as a grave threat to national security and do the needful to safeguard the security of our dear fatherland,” APC said.

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