Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has freed Joy Nunieh, a former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), after police operatives laid siege to her Port Harcourt residence on Thursday.
It was learnt that the operatives arrived at Nunieh’s residence, 3, Owuru Creek view, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, in the Rivers State capital, at about 4am in a bid to prevent her from leaving her home.
Nunieh is expected to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC investigating allegations of corruption against the commission on Thursday.
In multiple videos which surfaced online, Governor Wike stormed the ex-NDDC boss’ residence on Thursday and ordered the police officers who had surrounded the building to vacate the area.
He was then seen driving Nunieh off alongside his convoy.
Nunieh had recently accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, of corruption and sexual harassment.
The House is investigating alleged misappropriation of N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC.
See the video of Governor Wike driving Nunieh out of her residence as shared on social media:
The moment Governor Wike drives off with the Joy Nunieh, former NDDC MD, after policemen allegedly besieged her residence pic.twitter.com/S3x7BxectT
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