Mbu vs Amaechi: Rights Commission Launches Investigation Into Gov’s Allegation Of Rights Abuses In Rivers

Mbu-Amaechi1The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has acknowledged receipt of a petition by Rivers State Governor, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi on allegations of deteriorating human rights abuses in the state.

Confirming receipt of the petition dated October 1 at the weekend in Abuja, NHRC’s Director of Public Affairs and Communication, Muhammad Nasir Ladan said investigation into the allegations has commenced.

Gov. Amaechi had in his petition accused the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Joseph Mbu of exercising his duties without recourse to necessary constitutional and legal procedures.

Amaechi stated in the petition that, “Mr. Mbu’s mode of exercising his duties without recourse to necessary constitutional and legal standards is creating an environment rife with fear, distrust of security operatives and public institutions, strife, impunity, criminal behaviors and brigandage.”

He added that “Currently, the state commissioner of police barely acknowledges official communications from the governor, not to mention other principal agents of Rivers State. The avenues for giving him lawful directives in my constitutional role as the Chief Security Officer of the state have been unilaterally and unlawfully precluded by Mr. Mbu.”

The embattled governor therefore, urged the commission to “leverage its independence and capabilities to urgently investigate and ascertain if the current Rivers State commissioner is still fit and proper to superintend the police formation of a sensitive state in Nigeria with a complex human rights dynamics leading down to a general electioneering period.”

-Daily Trust



  1. Don’t sale your dignity to that evil Governor Amaechi who wouldn’t act civil enough to avert troubles in the state and act accordingly rather he will be using every means humanly possible to lay blames of what never occurred and thereafter push it to the Presidency. Is their any Law by Human rights that stated that the State Governor should lay all his mischief to a serving President? Be Moral enough to caution that man to order and act accordilgly no body is a kid again.


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