Rivers State Raises Alarm over Withdrawal of Amaechi’s EscortFeatured Friday, September 6th, 2013
The state government, not happy with the development, declares that the action of Mr Mbu is capable of putting the life of the governor in danger arguing that “the request for daily prior briefing on the Governor’s movement may be to furnish strange persons with necessary details of his movement and, thereby placing him in harms’ way.”
A statement signed by the state’s commissioner for information, Mr Ibim Seminatari further blasted CP Mbu strange show of interest in Amaechi’s movement which she cries could jeodadise the governor’s security.
Her words “After redeploying the Escort Commander, CP Mbu also requested the Camp Commandant of Government House, Port Harcourt, to give him prior briefing of the Governor’s daily movement, a request which in practice would be difficult to comply with unless the Camp Commandant gets prior knowledge of the Governor’s movement.”
“The Government of Rivers State is most uncomfortable with these developments and their implications for the security of Governor Amaechi. This is more so, as the developments are coming on the heels of the Rivers State Police Command’s declaration of Governor Amaechi’s ADC (which is receiving medical attention) as a deserter.”
She noted that “CP Mbu has not hidden the fact that he holds Governor Amaechi in disdain and would stop at nothing to either harm him or aid those planning to harm him.”
According to her, “this sudden interest of CP Mbu regarding the daily movement of Governor Amaechi cannot be borne out of love. If his intentions were noble and above board, CP Mbu
has Governor Amaechi’s telephone number and could have reached him directly to make the request of prior briefing of his movements. Alternatively, he could have written officially to
the Secretary to State Government to make the same request.”
The statement further reads
“At different times, CP Mbu has compromised Governor Amaechi’s security and safety, and even personally led an attack on Government House, Port Harcourt on July 10, 2013.
“As Commissioner of Police, CP Mbu refuses to brief the Governor, who is the Chief Security Officer of the state on the state of security in Rivers State.
“The Governor had made formal report to the Police High Command concerning his worries about the CP and nothing has come out of the complaint.
“We have chosen to cry out to Nigerians and the rest of the world about this threat to Governor Amaechi’s life as a last resort.
“We therefore wish to alert Nigerians and the rest of the world that CP Mbu should be held responsible should anything evil happen to the Governor of Rivers State Rt. Hon. Chibuike
Amaechi, any principal officer or top government functionary in Rivers State.
“We believe that his current actions are sufficient warning to us “as a tree that cries out cannot kill anyone on its path.”
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