Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has claimed that the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, is after his life. Wike stated this while speaking to journalists in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Saturday.
The Governor said that the IG of Police, directed his crack team to invade his house in Asokoro, Abuja on Friday, supposedly acting on information from a whistle-blower. “I want to reiterate, the Inspector-General of Police is after my life,” he said.
Wike said the raid was a plot, to plant firearms, cash and other incriminating exhibits in his Abuja home. “All attempts are being made so that they will go and plant either AK-47 or $1m in the governor’s house. They can even plant costly wrist watches as a propaganda tool. “I said I have to let Nigerians know that this is not the way to go about in a democracy. Rather, this is an attempt to truncate democracy. That someone differs on issues does not mean you have to go after the person’s life,” he added.
Wike also dared the police to come to his home in Rivers to conduct their search, instead of his Abuja residence.