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Rivers Guber: How FG Intimidates Wike’s Witnesses

Posted: Oct 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm   /   by   /   comments (2)

Heavily Armed Department of State Services (DSS) operatives stormed Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to arrest a retired subpoenaed commander who testified that the election was peaceful, credible and without cases of violence.

The retired DSS Commander, Emannuel Philips, testified before the tribunal on Saturday. Shortly after he started his testimony, APC officials rushed out and placed calls.

Few minutes later, armed DSS operatives numbering about 20 arrived the court premises at Apo in Abuja. Some of the operatives were stationed downstairs and others climbed to the second floor of the tribunal to attempt arresting the DSS operative.

He was holed up in the tribunal for 20 minutes after his testimony, before lawyers of the respondents escorted him to the vehicle, insisting that the DSS operatives present their warrant of arrest from a court of competent jurisdiction.

When it was obvious that they had none, the lawyers led the retired DSS Commander to his car and he drove off. The DSS operatives drove after him.

On Friday, the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, made an attempt to arrest the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Akuki Kenneth, who testified, but was resisted by lawyers.

Comments (2)

  • Oct 4, 2015 at 9:53 am Collins

    This is the so-called change gullible Nigerians voted for. Apc want to make Nigeria a banana republic a lawless nation.

  • Oct 3, 2015 at 9:18 pm The seer

    The real change has just begun. Nigerians shine your eyes.

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