Any hopes of reopening the Rivers State House of Assembly vanished into thin air as the state Police Command has said that the Assembly complex will remain closed till further notice.
A press statement issued Friday evening and signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Muhammad, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said the closure of the Assembly was sequel to a notice of appeal and motion for stay of execution of the judgment filed the same day the judgment was given.
“The implication is that the matter of re-opening the Rivers State House of Assembly is now subject to litigation in the Appeal Court.
“Accordingly, the Rivers State House of Assembly remains closed until the motion of stay of execution is determined or vacated. This has become imperative in order to preempt or undermine the judicial process.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police has written to the Clerk of the Rivers State House of Assembly to inform the Honourable members to stay away from the Assembly complex and stop parading themselves under the guise of oversight functions.
“The command wishes to restate that it will always abide by the rulings, made by any court of competent jurisdiction, please”, the statement said.