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Police IG Probes Rivers Assembly Crisis
Following the fracas that erupted at the Rivers State House of Assembly on Tuesday, an investigation panel headed by the deputy inspector-general of police in-charge of operations, Philemon Leha, has been drafted by the inspector general of police, MohammedAbubakar, to move to Port harcourt.
The panel is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the breakdown of law and order in the House, particularly as it relates to the reactions of security operatives that were physically on ground during the fracas.
Abubakar in a press release signed by the police deputy public relations officer, Frank Mba, pledged that the force will not spare anyone found guilty of breaking the law, irrespective of his status.
He said the peace of Rivers State is paramount to the wellbeing and development of the state and that the police force requires utmost support and understanding of the people to optimally discharge its statutory responsibility.
Reports in some newspapers indicate that the Rivers State police commissioner, Mbu Joseph Mbu, and some policemen attached to governor Rotimi Amaechi have been invited by the panel to answer questions regarding the roles they played in the clash.