by DENNIS NAKU


Rivers State govern­ment said yester­day it recovered 10 vehicles allegedly stolen from Government House, Port Harcourt.

It claimed the vehicles, which security operatives recovered on Monday evening, were allegedly stolen by officials of the immediate past adminis­tration.wike

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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