Rivers Crisis: Police IG summons Gov. Amaechi’s security details

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar on Wednesday summoned the leader of the Rivers State House of Representatives, Chidi Lloyd; the Aide – De-Camp to Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Debeware Semeikumo; and the Chief Security Officer to the governor, Tony Iweluare.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, the police said the invitation was in continuation of its investigation into the Rivers State crisis last week.

Messrs Lloyd, Debeware, and Iweluare are expected to report to the Force CID, Force Headquarters, Abuja for an interview on their roles in the violence rocked the Rivers Assembly last week.

In the viral video of the violence, a fully dressed police officer got involved in the brawl while other security details were also seen participating in questionable and unprofessional manner.

The police said the invitation seeks to obtain further details that will assist in proper investigation into the matter as police personnel have been reminded by the police chief, particularly those attached to VIPs, to always remain mindful of their conduct and ensure that they uphold the professional ethics, tradition, and best practices of the Force at all times.

Mr. Mohammed further warned that any officer found acting in ways inconsistent with extant laws and regulations of the Force will be severely dealt with in accordance with Nigerian laws.

The police in Rivers have been accused of taking sides in the crisis in the state with the governor demanding the removal of the commissioner of police in the state.