Rivers: Factional Speaker insists police officers led thugs to assassinate him
Edison Ehie, factional Speaker, Rivers House of Assembly
Published By: Ayorinde Oluokun
By Ikuru Lizzy
The factional Speaker of Rivers House of Assembly, Mr Edison Ehie has insisted that hoodlums in the company of some armed police officers, forcefully entered his residence at about 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, shooting sporadically in an attempt to kill him and members of his family.
Ehie spoke against the background of denial by Olatunji Disu, Commissioner of Police in Rivers that he has not reported the alleged assassination attempt to the police.
Disu, however, said the command had begun an investigation over the alleged assassination attempt.
However, Ehie, while addressing newsmen on an alleged invasion of his Port Harcourt residence on Monday, urged the Inspector General of Police to address the alleged misconduct of some officers deployed to Rivers.
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He insisted that some men in the company of armed police officers, forcefully entered his residence at 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, shooting sporadically in an attempt to kill him and members of his family.
He claimed that he had been under attack since Oct. 30 when he openly supported the governor, Siminalaye Fubara, whom some lawmakers attempted to unjustly impeach.
“Because we stood behind the governor to say that evil cannot reign over good in the state, I and my family have suddenly come under attacks and threats, especially after I was elected the Speaker of the 10th Assembly.
Ehie also commended the people of the state for the concern shown to him and his family when the news of the attempt on his life went public.
He, however, reaffirmed support for Gov. Fubara.