Police IG is fighting me —Wike


Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State said the Inspector General of Police, Muhammadu Adamu, has few old scores to settle with him.

Wike stated this against the backdrop of Adamu’s order to him to move out of Edo during last Saturday’s governorship election in the state in an interview with the Channels Television.

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The governor explained that Police chief’s order was not due to the election but a history of animosity between them.

“The IG never saw me outside. I was inside my room and I got a call from the IG that I must leave Edo State.

“What surprised me was why should I leave Edo State? I am the chairman of the campaign council and the chairman does not mean that after the campaign, you leave. No, you must monitor what is going on so that at the end of the day, you would be able to write your report.

“I discovered that the IG’s own had nothing to do with the election. Because I remembered that some time ago, my commissioner returned to me from a FAAC meeting and said there were deductions made to the Police Trust Fund.

“I asked who approved it, because the police are under the exclusive list and not the concurrent list. I told my attorney-general to challenge it. This angered the IG,” he said.

He added that the other time, he had a run-in with Adamu was when he (Wike) prevented the police from arresting a former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joi Nunieh.

”When our sister, Joi Nunieh, was to be abducted, IG was not happy about my intervention. He called me and I asked him how could you allow a woman to be taken away at 4 am, knowing the security situation in the country today? Why didn’t you invite her?”


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