Police reveal Amaechi lied about gunshots

By Post Nigeria March 27, 2015 17:34

Police reveal Amaechi lied about gunshots

Rivers State Police Command has dismissed claims by the State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi that his convoy was attacked and shot by thugs on Thursday, insisting that it was the Governor’s convoy that actually fired shots.

In a statement by the State Command’s Spokesperson, Muhammed Ahmad, Amaechi was berated for crying wolf and raising a false alarm to win public sympathy to back his “bogus” claim of being targeted by assassins.

Contrary to claims made by the Governor’s Spokesperson, David Iyofor, that the incident happened in Rumuolumeni, Obio Akpor area of Port Harcourt, the Police Command confirmed that Amaechi had a successful rally under the supervision of Officers from the Force.

“To put the records straight, after a successful and peaceful rally under the close watch of Policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer of the area, shots were indiscriminately fired from the convoy of the Governor for reasons best known to them, as against the wispy claim of David Iyofor.

“No shots were fired at the convoy of the Governor.

“The false alarm which is the usual penchant of the State Government may not be unconnected with the bogus claim of assassination attempts by his principal that is to just whip up public sympathy.” The statement read

The State Command called on politicians to desist from sentimental statements that could toy with security issues in a way of creating “needless public panic, where there is none.”