The Rivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi in connivance with the All Progressives Congress (APC), is planning to use the C4I, a special unit of the State Police Command, as a killer-squad to abduct and assassinate its members in the state.
Chairman, Media, and Publicity Committee of the PDP Campaign Organisation in the state, Mr. Emma Okah, who made the allegation while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt yesterday, also alleged that the conspiracy was to arm some youths, who would thereafter be arrested while in possession of the same weapons given to them by the C4I and APC.
Okah said, “We have uncovered a heinous and shameful conspiracy by the said C4I and APC to arm some young men who would thereafter be arrested while armed with the very weapons given to them by the C4I and APC. After their stage-managed arrest, false confessions would be obtained from them in consonance with the orchestrated plan to the effect that they were armed by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, CON, to commit sundry criminal acts including kidnap, armed robbery and political assassinations.
“As a means of suppressing evidence and concealing the false confession, the young men would thereafter be killed by the C4I through administering poisons on them.
“The C4I and their APC coconspirators would then falsely allege that the President in concert with Chief Nyesom Wike CON with and the PDP are responsible for the murder of the young men”.
Okah, therefore, called on the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, to disband the C4I, which is an Isreali-trained security outfit, with its personnel debriefed and posted out of the state while those found involved in the alleged plot should be prosecuted.
Meanwhile, the APC has described the allegation by the PDP as “yet another contrivance from the deep box of propaganda of the opposition party”, saying that it is unthinkable for any sane mind or group of sane individuals to imagine that the Nigeria Police or other security organizations would stoop so low to become a killer-squad.
Publicity Secretary of APC in the state, Senibo Chirs Finebone, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, said, “For the APC, this is yet another contrivance from the deep box of propaganda of the PDP in Rivers State. It simply flies in the face.
“While not speaking for any organ of state like the Police or any other security agency, the APC in Rivers State believes that it is unthinkable for any sane mind or group of sane individuals to imagine that the Nigeria Police or other security organizations would attempt what the PDP is charging”.