Again, Rivers Police Battles Amaechi, Stops His Group’s Inauguration
Men of the Rivers State police command yesterday stopped the inauguration of a chapter of the Rivers Leadership Advancement Foundation (RIVLEAF), a group of young professionals loyal to Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, at Bonny Island in Bonny local government area.
The incident occurred two days after policemen acting on the orders of the commissioner of police, Mr Mbu Joseph Mbu, dispersed about 13,000 new teachers, who gathered at the Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt, to receive their appointment letters from the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
It was gathered that the police first mobilised about 100 men to the Bonny Industrial Centre, venue of the ceremony, and ordered everyone out of the facility. They allegedly said that the organisers did not get permission from the police to hold the event.
It was further gathered that the Alex Weleh-led RIVLEAF later moved to the secretariat of the Bonny local government area but were again prevented from going ahead with the event.
Also, the resolve of the organisers to move into a private residence on Hospital Road in Bonny Island, was also thwarted by the security agents who blocked the invitees from entering the area.
The police public relations officer, Ahmed Mohammed, said he was not aware of the incident in Bonny or any other part of the state.
Mohammed, who assumed duties as the police image-maker in the state three days ago, promised to get back to our correspondent, but did not do so up until the time of filing this report.
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