Since the PDP agents creating violence in Rivers State knows that the new Commissioner of Police come to the state is a no-nonsense-man, they are now in a hurry to to cover their atrocities…
According to Sahara Reporters, First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has secured the release of the 6 thugs who were arrested by the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Rivers State on January 3.
Police sources say the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Mr Joseph Mbu, who was redeployed on Thursday, ordered the release of the thugs, said to political allies of Senator George Sekibo and Hon. Evans Bipi, two days ago (Wednesday). Bipi is the legislator who was recently stopped by a court from parading himself as the Speaker of the Assembly.
Despite holding them, the partisan police commissioner did not charge the men to court. Other security agencies involved in the case revealed that Mbu kept telling them that investigations were still going on, only for most of them to find out that the dangerous criminals had actually been released by orders from Abuja on Wednesday.
The six militia men were caught with AK47 rifles around Ekporo Road on their way to Ogu, the hometown of Senator Sekibo and Mr. Bibi.
They included Daniel Ibito-Anga, who parades himself and is known in Ogu Bolo as Security Adviser/PA to Senator George Sekibo and Evans Bipi. The others were listed as Sunday Elisha, Uche Jenikachi, Ibinabo Lawson, and Okechukwu Okoro.
In addition to the rifles, the men also had 146 rounds of 7.62mm Special live ammunition and 10 magazines.
They were stopped on the basis of their suspicious movement as they headed for Ogu Bolo area in an off white Land Rover jeep with registration number JJ441BZ. Sahara Reporters had authoritatively revealed on January 6 that Mrs. Jonathan ordered Mr. Mbu to release the suspects and to return to them the arms and ammunition that were found in their possession. Mbu could not comply with the order because the matter became public knowledge. Sekibo and Bipi are known to be very close allies of Mrs. Jonathan and fighting for her in Rivers State. The latest development could have severe implications not only for peace and security in Rivers State, but for Nigerian politics, and within the police, especially with Mbu taking a new job as Police head in Abuja. Asked for the reaction of the Inspector General of Police, MD Abubakar to Mbu’s release of the thugs, an act that is in flagrant violation of the law, Police Force spokesman, Frank Mba, said he’s not aware and added that he will get in touch with Rivers State command to confirm.