by DENNIS NAKU
Rivers State government said yesterday it recovered 10 vehicles allegedly stolen from Government House, Port Harcourt.
A statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday said the vehicles were recovered at Rumuokparali and Trans-Amadi, both in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
It further said the current administration has been making efforts to recover stolen property of government, adding that the search was still ongoing.
The statement reads, “The looted vehicles were recovered from two locations – Rumuokparali and Trans-Amadi in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
“The vehicles recovered include: 1 Coaster Bus, 2 Nissan Urvan buses, 2 Higer vehicles, 1 Land Cruiser, 1 Toyota Hilux Pick Up, 1 Peugeot 607 Saloon and 2 Peugeot 406 cars.
“The security operatives who conducted the operations were accompanied to the locations by some Government House staff.
“It would be recalled that Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, upon assumption of duty informed the people of the state of the massive looting of government property and facilities by the immediate past administration.
“Already, security operatives are quizzing those found at the locations where the stolen vehicles were recovered,” even as it said those arrested in connection with the recovered property were being quizzed by the police.
Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, DSP Ahmad Mohammad, said the police acted on a tip off.
Mohammad in a short text message to our reporter said, “Acting on information that some suspected vehicles belonging to the Rivers State Government were seen parked in unauthorised yards, the Command (Police) recovered three coaster buses, two 306 Peugeot, two Hummer buses and one accidented 306 Peugeot.
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