Rivers governor subject to police investigation following leak of audio tape where he threatened to kill INEC officials.
The Nigerian police force is poised to investigate Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike over an audio tape that surfaced a few days ago where the Rivers frontman can be heard threatening to kill some electoral officers.
The Inspector General of Police, Idris Ibrahim Kpotum, has setup a panel of detectives to launch an investigation into the matter.
In the audio published HERE, Wike was heard telling an aide to warn some INEC officals deployed from Plateau state, firther adding that they should return what he ‘gave’ them or he will ‘kill’ them.
“They should return what they gave them or I will kill them,”
The Rivers state government has since responded to the development, saying that the tape was doctored and was part of a calculated move to discredit the PDP’s victory in the Re-run elections.
Don Awunah,spokesperson for the Nigerian police force, in a press release, stated that the IG was on top of the matter.
In his words;
“The IG has set up a team of detectives and experts to conduct a thorough investigation into the incidents mentioned by the INEC chairman with a view to unravelling those who directly or indirectly are responsible for such incidences and bring them to justice.The investigative team is also mandated to conduct forensic analysis on the audio report released by Sahara Reporters purportedly to be the voice of the Executive Governor of Rivers State, His Excellency Chief (Barr.) Nyesom Wike (CON) pertaining to the concluded elections.
He also called on other bodies to help with the investigations.
The election observers, civil society groups, Human Rights watchers and other stakeholders are equally called upon to assist the team with valuable information they may have.
Awunah concluded by adding that the investigation panel was being chaired by a deputy superintendent of the force (DSP) and they had a 30 day deadline to come up with a concrete, detailed report on the entire situation.