Emerging report revealed that Governor
Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has, narrowly escaped death following the
alleged plot by his predecessor and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi
Amaechi, to assasinate him.
The Governor’s Special Adviser on
Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, who made this known in a statement,
noted that the Governor escaped assassination during an incident which
occurred, while the Governor was on a project inspection duty, at Nwanja
Junction, on Trans-Amadi road.
He said that the SARS Personnel and
Soldiers on the Minister’s convoy, knocked down the Governor’s escort
rider and attacked the Policemen in the pilot car.
He alleged that Mr.
Debewari, the Aide-de-Camp to Amaechi, supervised the attack, which
included damage of cameras held by Journalists
Nwakaudu also mentioned the Commander of
Rivers SARS, Mr. Akin Fakorede, who received the Minister of
Transportation at the Port Harcourt International Airport and
accompanied him on his trip, was present during the attack.
However, on his account, Amaechi said:
“In a blatant show of naked raw power, Minister of Transportation, Rt.
Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, this afternoon, narrowly escaped being
shot by security men attached to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom
Wike. His car was not that lucky though. The car was vandalized with a
broken side mirror.
“The incident occurred in Port Harcourt,
Rivers State, along Trans-Amadi road, Nwaja axis. The Minister had
arrived Port Harcourt this afternoon.
“Accompanied by cars of many of his
supporters, the Minister’s black jeep was intercepted and blocked at the
junction by the security Motorcycle Outrider attached to Wike, after
two cars had passed through. One of the two cars had security men
assigned to protect the Minister in Port Harcourt. Suddenly, gun-totting
security men attached to Wike’s convoy, surrounded the Minister’s car,
threatening to shoot him.
“They hit the car, tried to smash the
windscreens, back and side windows, and broke a side mirror. All through
this attack, Amaechi remained calm, inside the fortified Jeep. While
the attack occurred, Wike remained inside his vehicle.
“The Minister eventually passed through, after the intervention of the security team on ground to protect him in Port Harcourt.
“However, when Governor Wike got to the
point where the incident occurred after Amaechi’s vehicle had gone by,
his security men blocked the road again, dragged out from a vehicle and
thoroughly beat up a Policeman attached to protect Amaechi in Port
Harcourt. The Policeman’s riffle was also taken from him.”
The Spokesman of the Rivers State Police
Command, Nnamdi Omoni, said he does not have the full details. When
also contacted, the Commander of SARS, Mr. Akin Fakorede, who was said
to be in the motorcade of Amaechi, said that he cannot comment on the
incident, and directed the Correspondent to the Police Spokesman.