After their failed attempt to arrest the former Managing Director of NDDC, Joy Nunieh, the Rivers State Police Command has issued a statement to state that the attempt was a legitimate one.
Many people claimed that the attempt was not sanctioned by the Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police in Rivers State.
According to the force, these reports are not true and this made this known in a statement which reads;
“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’.
Ordinarily, such a phantom report should have been ignored but due to the potential danger inherent in keeping silent, the Command is minded to react and state the true position as follows: That they went to her (Nunieh’s) residence with Mobile Policemen, suggesting of course that they were there on official duty and not illegal duty as speculated.
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 discountenanced and disregarded.”