The Rivers state Police Command has denied blocking the entrance leading to the Gov. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi’s residence.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Angela Agabe, in a chat with news men in Port Harcourt stated that the state commissioner of police did not give any such orders.
“I am aware that the state commissioner of police did not give such order to block the entrance leading to the governor’s residence.
“He did not do it and did not instruct our officers to do such a thing,’’ Agabe avowed.
But, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication in a related development alleged that Amaechi and about 70 visitors were stopped from accessing his private residence within the Rivers state Government House.
“The governor was coming back with his visitors, former speakers of Houses of Assembly, he was blocked on his way into the government house, leading to his private entrance.
“The police blocked the road, the governor came down and identified himself, but they told him they had orders from the commissioner of police.
“Gov. Amaechi, therefore, had to go through a longer route to get to the Government House,’’ Semenitari said.
Semenitari also described the action by the police as unconstitutional, illegal and an insult on the office of the governor of Rivers state.