BY JIMITOTA ONOYUME
PORT HARCOURT—The Felix Obuah faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, has called on the Inspector General of Police to investigate the allegation credited to the media aide of the Interim Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, Chief Chukwuemeka Eze that five children died while the Police were dispersing the rally of the Save Rivers Movement on Sunday in the state.
Obuah, in a statement yesterday, said that the Police should thoroughly investigate Chief Eze’s claim, adding that the party welcomed the decision of the IG to order a thorough probe into the allegation that Police shot Senator Magnus Abe at the venue of the rally with rubber bullets.
“The party views the allegation as weighty, if not more than the alleged shooting of the senator, and must not be seen as a mere joke.
“More so, the APC’s spokesman, Chief Eze, according to the statement, said he would not have ordinarily believed such report if he did not personally verify the murder as well as the attempted murder on two prominent Rivers citizens by the Police, which he noted was commandeered by the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Mbu.
“This makes the job of the probe panel easier as Chief Eze has admitted being an eye witness of the incident and should be invited to tell how it all happened, so that no stone is left unturned,” the PDP said.