Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers, on Thursday challenged the Nigerian Police high command to tell the world how and where its late Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was murdered during the rerun legislative elections, rather than trying to cover obvious facts.
In a statement by Simeon Nwakaudu, his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, the governor accused the federal authorities of trying to blackmail the state government will fail because the Rivers people cannot be cowed.
If not so, he asked why the police is refusing to make public the communication that a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Commissioner of Power in the state, Augustine Kachi Nwokocha, had with the killers before the DSP was brutally murdered.
He wondered: “Where is the call log of that former commissioner as communicated with the killers? Have they checked the discussions between the Commissioner and the arrested killers?
“They know the truth, but they want to cover a lot of things. The Army announced that they recovered the uniforms from the forest, was there a polling unit in the forest?”
The statement said Wike who spoke when he granted audience to the management of Independent Newspapers Limited at the Government House, Port Harcourt, wondering: “What is the polling unit where he was killed? The former commissioner of power who was mentioned by the killers, has he been questioned?
Urging journalists to always defend the truth and speak out regularly, he said: “The survival of democracy to a large extent depends on a vibrant media. Certain things happening in the country must be made public by the media.
“When you have the opportunity to serve and make a difference, excuses will not be tolerated by the people. That is why we are committed to the development of the state.”