December 8, 2023

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Rivers CP Speaks On Alleged Assassination Attempt on Factional Assembly Speaker

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The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Rilwan Disu, has said that investigations carried out so far by the command have not revealed any assassination attempt on the factional speaker of the state house of assembly, Rt. Hon. Edison Ogerenye Ehie.


Disu stated this following the claim that about 11pm, on Sunday, November 19, 2023, a group of armed thugs and police officers led by a superintendent of Police attacked the private residence of Ehie, with an intention to assassinate him and his family.


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The alleged assassination attempt on Ehie was contained in a release by one Ken Uchendu. According to him, “at about 11pm on Sunday the 19th day of November, 2023, a group of armed thugs and rogue Police Officers led by one SP. Irikefe London Owen, a superintendent of Police attached to the CTU B 3 RSV and CSP Salihu Masalachi attacked the private residence of the Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Barr. Edison Ogerenye Ehie, DSSRS, fully armed with an intention to assassinate Mr. Speaker and his family.


“However, the thugs and rogue Police officers led by the two above-named police officers in Rivers State were vehemently repelled in a gun battle by the official security details attached to the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Barr. Edison Ogerenye Ehie, DSSRS.


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“It is imperative to note that the armed rogues and officers were properly and fully captured by CCTV footage in the residence, which shall be made available to all media Houses, including the CNN, Aljazeera and other National and International media outlets for the records.


“In the same vein, the Speaker would be addressing a World Press conference on Monday the 20th of November, 2023. Let it be on record that Rivers people, boys, girls, women, men including the aged shall in our numbers occupy the streets stark naked in demonstration against the Nigerian Police and those sponsoring violence in Rivers State, no matter how highly placed, Rivers people will resist them.


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“Finally, should there be a breakdown oflLaw and order in Rivers State, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should hold the above-named Officers, the Rivers State Police Command and their sponsors in Rivers State responsible.”

In his reaction, the CP while briefing Journalists in Port Harcourt, on Monday, explained that the command has carried out investigations on the alleged attempt on Ehie’s life.


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According to him, “the preliminary investigations we have done so far, this morning, have not revealed any assassination attempt.

“All I knew was that Police officers were on patrol, convoy patrol, it’s a routine thing and then we have made frantic efforts to get across to the leader to give us any information he has, so that we can include it in what we already have, so far so good, nothing to worry about.”


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Disu further appealed saying that, “my plead to him and every other person is, if there is any complain, my number is going to be made public, they should call me quickly and I will quickly look into it. For now, I haven’t gotten anything like that.”

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