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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The Nigeria Police is lying, I did not bribe INEC officials says Gov. Wike


The Rivers State government has denied
claims by the Nigeria Police Force that Governor Wike bribed INEC officials with over a hundred million Naira which the Police allegedly recovered.
Recall that picturesof stacks of Naira notes were released by the Police claiming that they are the recovered bribe money.
However, in a statement released by
Dr Austin Tam-George, the Rivers State commissioner for information, the reports by the Police are not true.
Read the statement below:

The attention of the Rivers State Government has been drawn to the melodramatic images of heaps of cash, circulated in the media by the so-called police panel of inquiry into the re-run elections in Rivers State, on the 10th of December 2016.
According to the Police, the heaps of money were “evidence” of bribe allegedly given to officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, during the rerun polls.
We consider the allegations of the Police as shameful, defamatory and reckless in the extreme. Never in the annals of infamy have we seen a vital State security institution descend to the lowest depths of blackmail and criminality, as the Nigeria Police Force has done in this case.
A month ago, we alerted the world to the dark, Orwellian plot by the Nigeria Police to implicate governor Wike in a phoney bribe scandal. Now, the Police appears to be acting with shocking predictability, by making wild and completely groundless allegations against Wike.
The Rivers State Government challenges the Nigeria Police to show proof that Governor Wike financially induced any official of INEC. Does the Police have Bank records of the purported transactions between Governor Wike and the Electoral Officers? We challenge the Nigeria Police to move quickly to prosecute and imprison the so-called Electoral Officers on the basis of this dubious investigation.
We strongly believe that the police panel is part of a bitter, politically-driven smear campaign launched by the Federal Government against Governor Nyesom Wike, and the people of Rivers State.
We also believe that the Police is desperately seeking to divert attention from the disgraceful and criminal roles played by its officials, in the snatching and stuffing of ballot boxes during the December polls.
Rivers State will not succumb to the juvenile antics of the All Progressives Congress and its security surrogates.

Who do you think is lying in this case, the Rivers State Government or the Nigeria Police Force?
Let us hear what you think, leave your comments below 

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