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8 Oct 2016
DSS operatives clash with Gov Wike in Portharcourt
There was confusion in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital in the early hours of Saturday as operatives of the Department of State Services and the police besieged the house of a Federal High Court judge.
It was gathered that the security operatives had stormed the residence to arrest the judge.
Our correspondent gathered that the state governor, Nyesom Wike, who rushed to the scene, was harassed by the operatives.
The Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu, who said the incident happened in the wee hours of Saturday, said Wike was pushed around by the DSS and policemen
Nwakaudu said, “The illegal failed abduction was led by Mr. Tosin Ajayi, Rivers State Director of the Department of State Services and Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr. Francis Odesanya.”
“The operatives of DSS reportedly rough-handled Governor Wike, pushing him around and injuring his hand. A few of the operatives cocked their rifles and threatened to shoot the Governor.
“They were irked by Governor Wike’s arrival at the scene shortly after the failed abduction process began. It was learnt that Governor Wike received security information on the illegal moves, minutes after the operation started.
“The security operatives blocked the entrance of the residence of the Federal High Court judge at about 1am on Saturday morning, claiming that they were acting on orders from above. As they dragged Governor Wike, they insisted that they must be allowed to leave with the judge.”