Rivers Police Clarifies Operatives who attempted to Arrest Nunieh were on Legitimate Duty




The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike had shortly after rescuing Nunieh claimed in an interview that the officers could not show a warrant for her arrest neither was the police hierarchy aware of their presence.
But the Rivers Police Command in a statement released by Dsp Nnamdi Omoni, the Public Relations Officer has reprimanded The Vanguard newspaper for spreading the report.

Below is the statement:

"The attention of the Rivers State Police Command has been drawn to an Online Publication, credited to Vanguardngr.com, where it was erroneously reported that "the MOPOL presence at the residence of Joi Nunieh was not the directive of  the Command"

1. That the Command is not oblivious of the fact that Social Media is a loose canon, where all manner of things are thrown into. 

2. That the Command has maintained steady and harmonious working relationship with the Vanguard Newspapers.

3. That the Officers who were at the residence of the former Ag. MD Joi Nunieh were from the IGP Monitoring Team in Abuja and were here on Official assignment. 

4. That before they proceeded to her residence, they observed due protocols and requisite standard operating procedures.
5. That they went to her residence with Mobile Policemen, suggesting of course that they were there on official duty and not illegal duty as speculated. 

6. That, the reference  indicating that the Officers were there without the directive of the CP nor the IGP is  preposterous and most unfortunate., hence should be discoutenanced and disregarded.

7. That the Command under the watch of CP Joseph G. Mukan psc (+) is poised to deliver quality Policing services that will endure and stand the test of time. The Command will continue to remain firm, focused and will not be distracted by any consideration."


Credit: City News

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