Rivers Assembly Crisis: How Amaechi Escaped Attempted Murder – Commissioner For Information


All hell broke loose Tuesday morning when hoodlums broke into the Rivers State House of Assembly which was on session and attempted to seize the symbol of authority – the mace.

The hoodlums also assaulted the Speaker of the House, Hon. Otelema Amachree just as five members of the House led by Hon Evans Bipi, moved to impeach the Speaker.

Commissioner for Information, Ibim Semenitari, in a telephone interview with Channels Television disclosed that trouble started when Mr Bipi walked up to the speaker and started ‘slapping’ him as members were still exchanging pleasantries.

She said, “While that was going on, they didn’t know that some hoodlums had accessed the assembly. The governor (Rotimi Amaechi) was informed and therefore left the government house to go and ensure that people were protected

“As the governor got there, some people began to shout ‘shoot him’ ‘shoot him’

“They were standing in the gallery. These were policemen who are paid by tax payers

“When somebody tried to rush to attack the governor, people had to protect the governor” she disclosed.

The commissioner added that the leader of the House, Chidi Lloyd, was injured and had to be rushed to the Government House clinic for prompt medical attention.


  1. Please comm of information please why accuse the police while I the picture I saw the police rough handling a member of the house. Why u people are double mouthed

    • this is a public page ,not a yoruba parapo page nor is this alaroye ,so i expected u to address ur reply exactly with the language u read it .
      its ethics

      • John u r stupid for insulting our president…. We d youth of Niger delta wil nt sit n watch som baseless idiots like u 2 insults our president… B warn

    • To owhor sussy your a big fool and so so stupid i see as a boko haram idiot you and you will never know anything can you please explain to me what amaechi foooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

  2. Our people say that “when a man who has seen too much peace in his compound go to d bush to fetch fire wood highly infested with ants, u don’t pity him when lizards come to his compound to fight him”.

  3. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm nawa 4 d ogas at d top. Pikin wey say im mama no go sleep im ma no go sleep n papa nko wey say im pikin no go sleep, papa ma no go sleep.

  4. Congratulations the new Honourable Speaker Hon Evans Bipi,the Almighty God will guide you to lead the house very well.

  5. What’s all this about d police trying to shoot amaechi?? i think we are beyond this kind of deception. In the first place amaechi is not a law enfofcement officer. It was not his responsibility to go into d assembly chambers to go and protect people. We have d police and d state security.if he is not allienating the security services he would have been able to partner with them to solve security breeches in d state. We should be very objective in our reports and comments. Nigerians are not fools.

  6. Madam God almighty will punish you & your entire generation for lying to the nation,you think we didn’t see the video on you tube,obese fool.

  7. @Jonn useless pipl like u will not benefit 4rm the government whom you opened ur dirty mouth to insult. Mind u cus u’re still unda de gov’t. Weda gud or bad. Idiot


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