Rivers Speaker urges IGP to take action over alleged assassination attempt


Factional Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Edison Ehie (PDP-Ahoada 11) has called on the Inspector General of Police to urgently address the alleged misconduct of some officers deployed to Rivers.

The Speaker made the appeal on Monday while addressing newsmen on an alleged invasion of his Port Harcourt residence by alleged assassins.

According to him, some men in company of armed police officers, forcefully invaded his residence at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, shooting sporadically in an attempt to kill him and members of his family.

He claimed that he had been under attack since October 30 when he openly supported Governor Siminalaye Fubara, whom some lawmakers attempted to unjustly remove.

“Because we stood behind the governor to say that evil cannot reign over good in the state, I and my family have suddenly come under attacks and threats, especially after my election as the Speaker of the 10th Assembly,” he said.

Ehie also commended the people of the state for the concern shown to him and his family when the news of the attempt on his life went public.

He, however, reaffirmed support for Gov. Fubara.

But Mr Olatunji Disu, Commissioner of Police in Rivers, had dismissed the Speaker’s claims.


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