The Police in Rivers state have dispelled Governor Nyesom Wike’s claim that an assassination attempt was made on his life last Saturday. Wike’s convoy and that of his predecessor-turned-foe, Rotimi Amaechi, met at the Trans Amadi area in Port Harcourt, and a disagreement ensued among security operatives attached to two politicians. Amaechi, currently minister of transportation, equally claimed he couldn’t have been shot by one of the policemen in Wike’s convoy, adding a policeman attached to him was manhandled and injured in the melee.
Nnamdi Omoni, a spokesman for the Rivers Police Command, however, faulted the claims of the two belligerent politicians.
“There coming together was mere coincidence and there was no attempt to take anybody’s life,” said Omoni allegedly.
“The allegation of assassination is neither here nor there. No one made attempt on the governor or anybody’s life.”
Omoni added the police had begun investigating the incident.
“Investigation is ongoing and some persons are helping the police. Some persons, both police officers and independent witnesses have been invited and they are helping the police,” Omoni stated, adding that any officer found culpable would be dealt with according to the law.