Rotimi Amaechi ‘Patience Jonathan now in control of Rivers police,’ Governor says

Amaechi also accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of breaching the Abuja Peace accord by unleashing violence in Rivers.

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and First Lady, Patience Jonathan

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Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi has said that First Lady, Patience Jonathan has taken charge of the police in the state.

Amaechi also accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of breaching the Abuja Peace accord by unleashing violence in Rivers.

The governor stated this on Wednesday, March 25, while receiving the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas in Port Harcourt.

“Members of APC have been crying out loud to the country and the world. In Rivers State, the wife of the President, who is from Rivers State has taken over the control of the Police Force,” Amaechi said.

“On Tuesday night, the Commissioner of Police attempted to arrest a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly and the reason for doing that is to ensure that APC members don’t come out on election day. And as I speak to you now, the lawmaker has moved into Government House for protection,” he added.

“More so, we have over 400 APC members in Police detention. The other day, I asked the Police Commissioner and he told me that those arrested were criminals and why should I ask him to release them. Do we only have criminals in APC? The Commissioner of Police is totally helpless,” Amaechi said further.

Amaechi also accused the PDP of being behind the recent murder of a relation of the state’s Commissioner for Power, Austin Wokocha.

Wokocha’s relative, Samson Orike was gunned down on Monday, March 23 in the Okposi Onelga community of the state.

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