Wike had rushed to the house of the judge to stop his alleged arrest by the DSS officers.
According to Punch, Wike had rushed to the house of a Federal High Court judge to stop his alleged arrest by the DSS officers.
Shedding more light on the incident, the Special Assistant to the Rivers Governor on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu said “The illegal failed abduction was led by Mr. Tosin Ajayi, Rivers State Director of the Department of State Services and Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Francis Odesanya.”
Adding that “The operatives of DSS reportedly rough-handled Governor Wike, pushing him around and injuring his hand. A few of the operatives cocked their rifles and threatened to shoot the Governor.
“They were irked by Governor Wike’s arrival at the scene shortly after the failed abduction process began. It was learnt that Governor Wike received security information on the illegal moves, minutes after the operation started.
“The security operatives blocked the entrance of the residence of the Federal High Court judge at about 1am on Saturday morning, claiming that they were acting on orders from above. As they dragged Governor Wike, they insisted that they must be allowed to leave with the judge.”
President Buhari had earlier held a secret meeting with Governor Wike on Friday, October 7, 2016.