IG Vows To Punish Errant Officers As DIG Of Police’s Deployed To Probe Rivers Assembly Fracas

MOHAMMED_ABUBAKAR_POLICE-IGThe Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Abubakar, has ordered investigation into the ongoing crisis in the Rivers House of Assembly.

Some members of the assembly were on Tuesday engaged in fracas when five of the 32 lawmakers tried to impeach the speaker of the assembly. The speaker and majority of the lawmakers are loyal to the state governor, Rotimi Amaechi, while the five are believed to be loyal to the presidency, in an ongoing political feud between the two gladiators.

Mr. Abubakar, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Wednesday, exonerated the state commissioner of police of any blame in the crisis.

He said that the police were at the premises of the Assembly on official duty. He, however, said that the crisis was being investigated by a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), from the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

“We are investigating that matter and whoever that is found wanting would be sanctioned.

“I have sent a DIG in charge of operations, he is in Port Harcourt and he will give me brief on all the happenings and the action taken by police in Rivers State and necessary action will be taken against anybody who has done anything stupid,” he said.

The IG also dismissed the insinuation that the police took side in the crisis. He also described as “untrue”, the allegation that the police on Wednesday tear gassed Rivers State Government House.

“You are free to make allegation, but the allegation must be substantiated.

“I have not gotten any written documentation that accused the commissioner of police of one particular offence, till today.

“No reasonable commissioner of police will go and tear gas government house, it is not true,” he said.



  1. OMG..! What..? Even U the so-called IG..? God u are such a Big disappointment…how dare u stay there and deny that no teargas was fired into d govt house…now since u claim none was shot in, why would the govt house sss usher evry1 into d state banquet hall ?and d govt house clinic’s report is an admissible evidence. Since when did protesters become celebs dat they are being ushered into d banquet hall if not to find shelter for them. U also exonerate ur CP..what arant Nonsense.! This goes to show d dat GEJ is really out to ruin Nigeria, if this people(IG) could have d guts to come out and publicly reject being responsible for crisis they formented, then I really weep for ever electing GEJ….

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