As a reaction to the dismissal of six police officers attached to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State over issues relating to the Rivers State Re-run Elections held on December 10, 2016, the state government has described the action as the height of dictatorship by the Federal Government.
“The Rivers State Government notes with sadness the decision of the Nigeria Police to dismiss six police officers attached to Governor Nyesom Wike.
According to the statement by the State Commissioner of Information and Communications, Dr. Austin Tam-George, lies were fabricated against the six dismissed offers at a secret trial.
The police officers were subjected to a secret and unfair trial, on totally fictitious charges of professional misconduct, during the rerun elections in Rivers State on the 10th of December 2016,” he added.
“This is a tragic day for professionalism and the respect for human rights in the Nigeria police force. The dismissed officers committed no crime, other than foil a carefully orchestrated electoral heist by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in collusion with the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Nigeria Police force.
“The claim by the Police that the affected officers misused their firearms while in the convoy of Governor Wike on the 10th of December 2016, was a wrong and cruel fabrication,” he noted.