PORT HARCOURT: RIVERS state Police Commissioner, Mr Mbu Joseph Mbu has said he would invite the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Otelemaba Amachree and the Chief of Staff, Government House, Mr Tony Okocha to assist the police with information on their allegation of plans to assassinate the governor of the state and bomb key government institutions.
Mbu who spoke to media men yesterday at the Police headquarters said they would also speak on their alleged discovery of plans to also assassinate other key figures in the state government
His words, “you are aware of the alarm raised by the Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly that there are plans to assassinate the Governor of Rivers State. The Chief of Staff to the Governor also alleged that there are plan to bomb some parts of the State. These are serious allegations which we are not taking lightly”.
“We are going to invite the Speaker and he will be interrogated to tell us what he knows about the plot to assassinate the Governor. We will also interrogate the Chief of Staff to tell us what he knows on the plot to bomb some part of the State”.
He also said it was not true allegation by the Speaker, Mr Amachree that his Police aides were withdrawn from him. According to the state Police boss, the Speaker was entitled to about fifteen special Police force which were intact.
He said he only withdrew nine Mobile Police around the Speaker”s office. ”The Speaker has about 15 special Police Force and an additional 9 mobile police attached to his Office. We only withdrew 9 mobile Police Officers from him while the 15 other Officers are still with him”.
He accused some government officials in the state of abuse of Police escort, adding that they go for Policemen far beyond their entitlements. The Police Commissioner, Mr Mbu said he had resolved to correct this and deploy these excess police men for proper security of lives and properties of everyone in the state.