Rivers crisis: Why police are at Rivers Assembly quarters – Commissioner Disu

The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Olatunji Disu, has explained the presence of police officers at the Rivers State House of Assembly Quarters in Port Harcourt.

Disu made the clarification in an exclusive interview with Channels Television, saying that the police were only at the Quarters to prevent any breach of law and order.

The clarification followed claims that police officers have taken over the assembly quarters, amid the ongoing leadership tussle in the assembly.

It was reported that men of the Nigeria Police Force on Friday took over the entrance and exit of the Rivers State House of Assembly complex.

Over 30 policemen had besieged the first and second gates to the lawmakers’ estate, while about 25 patrol vans were used to block the other two entrances.

The development came shortly after the embattled Speaker of the House, Martins Amaewhule, accused Governor Sim Fubara of planning to demolish the legislative quarters.

However, the Commissioner said contrary to reports of heavy police presence at the Assembly quarters, only four patrol vehicles were posted there.

Disu said that the command had yet to receive official notification from the court regarding the interim order restraining pro-Wike lawmakers from parading themselves as legislators


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