THIS is certainly not the best of times for the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Sir Celestine Omehia, as the police in Rivers State, have vowed not to sweep the ugly incident at his polling unit in Ubima on April 26, under the carpet.

It will be recalled that during the governorship poll, some persons suspected to be APGA members allegedly attacked the President-General, Trade Union Congress, Peter Esele and his team, who were at Ubima as election monitors.

According to Esele, they escaped death that day by the whiskers. He was full of gratitude to God for sparing his life and that of his colleagues. He said trouble started the said day, when they heeded to complaints from two persons in the area that there were attempts to disenfranchise them. The policeman he invited from the area to  resolve the issue was allegedly beaten up. Not satisfied, the suspected APGA members turned on him and his colleagues.

When contacted, yesterday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Ben Uguegbulam, said investigation was on. He said several persons had been invited for questioning on the issue.  Vanguard gathered that Omehia was among those invited by the the police.

“A policeman was shown on TV alleging that he was manhandled at Ubima on the governorship election day. The state CID is investigating the matter. Once they conclude the investigation, I will tell you the outcome,” Uguegbulam said.

Vanguard also gathered from a security source that Omehia was at the force headquarters in Abuja, Friday as part of the investigation.


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