Governor Amaechi Asked Me To Release Criminals -Rivers State Police Commissioner

Date: 19-03-2015 9:27 am (5 years ago) | Author: MrJohn
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The Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Command, Mr. Dan Bature, has claimed that governor Rotimi Amaechi asked him to release some criminals in their custody.

Bature was reacting to a statement attributed to the state governor, that the state police command was endangering the life of governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, by exposing him to assassination.

The police boss, yesterday asserted that Amaechi was only accusing them wrongly because of their refusal to release some criminals involved in cases of murder as requested.

Amaechi had severally accused the police of working for the PDP, claiming that while policemen attached to APC members had been withdrawn, those attached to their counterparts in the PDP remained untouched.

But Bature said that the police had only replaced the C4I operatives around Peterside with men of the Special Protection Unit.

In a statement issued yesterday, the police boss described Amaechi’s allegations as false and baseless.

He said, “The Rivers State Police Command is once again constrained to respond to the spurious and wispy allegations against it and the false alarm raised by His Excellency, Rt Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, the Executive Governor of Rivers State, to the effect that the Command exposes Hon. Dakuku Peterside to danger by withdrawing policemen attached to him, and unsubstantiated killings and plan to arrest supporters of his party.

“It is strongly believed that the vituperations are frustrating signs of the government’s inability to pressure the Command to release hardened criminals involved in heinous cases of murder, deadly cult activities, unlawful firearms possession, kidnappings and sundry acts of lawlessness that ordinarily would have been charged to court, but for the industrial action of the Rivers State Judiciary.

“Redeployment of C4I Policemen from Hon. Dakuku Peterside to their traditional duties of fighting violent crimes and their immediate replacement with the elite Special Protection Unit has now been attributed to withdrawal of the policemen attached to him.

“Cases of cultists-related clashes that sometime resulted in deaths have suddenly been attributed to killing of political party supporters. The alleged killing of seven supporters of a political party is not only unfounded as the Command has not received such report.

“What a mathematical wonder! Six suspects arrested and charged to court for unlawful possessions of firearms have now become over 400 supporters of a political party in our custody.

“The allegation of the purported plan to arrest 307 leaders of a political party is nothing but a ruse to whip up public sympathy. The Command has no plan to arbitrarily arrest anybody. Anyone who is not planning to cause or foster violence or breach public peace has no cause to fear or raise false alarm.”

Reacting to the CP’s statement, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mrs. Ibim Semenitari, said Bature was not saying the truth.

Semenitari said, “The Rivers State Commissioner of Police is economical with the truth. Everybody knows that Amaechi cannot support the request that hardened criminals should be released from police custody.

“Amaechi refused to support amnesty programme because he was not in support of pampering people who have committed crimes. The whole world knows that Amaechi does not condone crime.

“It is uncharitable of the CP to say such a thing about the governor. He (Bature) should focus on the issues. Does the CP mean that the only criminals in Rivers State belong to the APC?

“The fact of the matter is that the police in Rivers State are arresting innocent people for no reason and trying to hang charges on them. The police are arresting members of APC in Rivers State for no reason”.

Posted: at 19-03-2015 09:27 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- echeeche at 19-03-2015 09:50 AM (5 years ago)
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Who ask you
Posted: at 19-03-2015 09:50 AM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- promise84 at 19-03-2015 09:56 AM (5 years ago)
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mrs ibim is jst been manuplated by his oga at d top...
Posted: at 19-03-2015 09:56 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- kelemann at 19-03-2015 10:26 AM (5 years ago)
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Amaechi is a super crook and there's no doubt about that. That's why apc should not win this coming election bcos super crooks will be incharge of the dis nation.
Posted: at 19-03-2015 10:26 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- freethinker at 19-03-2015 10:42 AM (5 years ago)
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AMAECH!, AMAECH!! AMAECHI!!! HOW MANY TIMES DID I CALLED YOU?
DONT START WHAT YOU CAN NOT FINISH
Posted: at 19-03-2015 10:42 AM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- godswisdom at 19-03-2015 11:37 AM (5 years ago)
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Guys please whoever has Amaechi`s contact should please tell him to meet IG so he can chose the CP who will be in Rivers-State.
Mbo, was a night mare, Bature is arresting APC supporters, the man before Bature was not good. Or better still he should serve as the CP for his remaining days in office.
Posted: at 19-03-2015 11:37 AM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- Gold777 at 19-03-2015 11:47 AM (5 years ago)
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His looking criminals to ring election u have failed
Posted: at 19-03-2015 11:47 AM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Wysetots at 19-03-2015 12:08 PM (5 years ago)
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Is there really anything good that can come out of APC??
Posted: at 19-03-2015 12:08 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- odegbalegu at 19-03-2015 12:48 PM (5 years ago)
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are Nigerian police your errand boys. you with police issues every now and then. is this your way of change?
Posted: at 19-03-2015 12:48 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- oloche1984 at 19-03-2015 01:12 PM (5 years ago)
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mr Joseph Mbu has been vindicated, Amaechi is a case looking for were to hang his frustration. useless man
Posted: at 19-03-2015 01:12 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- adeloffy at 19-03-2015 01:54 PM (5 years ago)
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obviously most of you goons commenting have not been to rivers state..or have been so blinded by your bias is that you are not ready to face the truth...is it only A PC members that are criminals?..why are they the targets of police arrest...Not even a single person ave been arrested for all the brutality against A PC  campaign in the state..while 2 Pac cycle chairmen as well as other members are in police custody at the moment..when Jonathan losses this election..I wonder where..bature.,ogunsakin,mbu..etc will be then
Posted: at 19-03-2015 01:54 PM (5 years ago) | Newbie
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- JennyK95 at 19-03-2015 01:59 PM (5 years ago)
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Amaechi is just frustrated sha... Looking 4 what will bring em 2 light...
Posted: at 19-03-2015 01:59 PM (5 years ago) | Upcoming
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- osarobo62 at 19-03-2015 03:00 PM (5 years ago)
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...and anybody believe what the Nigerian Police are saying Huh? Huh?
Posted: at 19-03-2015 03:00 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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- iamDonc at 19-03-2015 09:47 PM (5 years ago)
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PDP Propaganda, so after everything u have done to frustrate Governor Amechi, u have not rested, now its this, u guys must be very childish please give him his allocations in full and also pay him all the debts u own him and execute the Federal projects that should be done in that state. Wicked Government
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- chealseafc at 19-03-2015 10:40 PM (5 years ago)
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i'm just here to read the comments. lols.
Posted: at 19-03-2015 10:40 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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