Rivers Police Command ACP Operations, Steve Aso Allegedly Attempts To Invade Government House, Port Harcourt

Rivers Police Command ACP Operations, Steve Aso Allegedly Attempts To Invade Government House, Port Harcourt
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt

▪Police open fire on PDP supporters on peaceful procession for democracy

▪Batter Channels Television Cameraman , seize his camera
▪Speaker Adams berate Police for shooting at PDP members
In a major breach  of security and  threat to the peace of Rivers State , the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations , Mr Steven Hasso led armed APC  thugs to attack the Government House, Port Harcourt .
In another development , the Rivers State Police Command  opened fire on a peaceful  procession of members of the PDP to the Rivers State House of Assembly  on a solidarity  visit to the Speaker of  the House of Assembly , Mr Dabo Adams . The police shot one of the PDP  members on his foot and injured several others at the Moscow Road Roundabout near the State House of Assembly .
As the team moved towards Government House , Port Harcourt on Thursday , the Assistant Commissioner of Police  (ACP) Steven Hasso  ordered his operatives  to physically assault  the Cameraman of Channels Television , Mr Ekikere Udom. The ACP and his operatives  used their guns to batter the Channels Television Cameraman , dispossesing of his telephones and other valuables.
At the front of the Government House , Port Harcourt ,  ACP Hasso  and his operatives also physically  assualted the Chief Security Officer of Government House. They shut repeatedly  into the air, the Government House security prevented them from gaining entrance .
Mr Hasso, the Rivers State Police Command Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations  kept on shouting , “these APC  supporters must meet Wike in Government House since they cannot go to the State House of Assembly “.
Hasso backed the  APC protesters with 20 Hilux Vans, while DSS operatives in four Hilux vans was in their  company .
Despite the attacks by the Rivers State Police Command , the members of the PDP marched to the Rivers State House of Assembly where they declared that nobody  would be  allowed to  rig elections  in the state .
The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party  ( PDP) , Mr Samuel Nwanosike said that despite the attacks  by the police, the PDP members  marched to the House of Assembly  to show solidarity  with the speaker and honourable members .
He said : “If they think that they  can do what they did in Edo State  here in Rivers State , they are mistaken .  They will  be  duly resisted”.
In his response , Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly , Mr Dabo Adams thanked the PDP members for refusing  to  take the lae into their hands despite the provocation by the police who shot at them.
The Speaker said: “I thank you  that despite the provocation of the police, you didn’t  take the laws into your hands. The Commissioner of Police can take  the  message to those that sent them “.
He noted that the police must realise that the Rivers people  have  the capacity  to  match them, especially  with their deliberate  intention to create havoc  in the state.
The Speaker  commended the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike   for his commitment to peace and security, which denied the people of the state by the immediate past administration.
According to him, the pro-people  programmes of the governor   have endeared him to the  people. He said that  the State  Assembly will continue  to  support  the  governor’s development  programme .