•I escaped assassination – Wike
•Governor’s security pulled guns on me – Amaechi
IT was a horrifying scene yesterday afternoon in Port Harcourt, as policemen attached to Governor Nyesom Wike and that of the Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, clashed.
Amaechi’s escort details were, however, unlucky during the 3p.m. attack, as one of them, Sgt. Eteng Ewelu, was battered, with blood on his face, while the AK-47 rifle of Sgt. Princewill Ubaji was snatched, while being forcibly disarmed, with the rifle taken away by the Rivers governor’s convoy.
Wike, through his Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, in his reaction, however, claimed that personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) and soldiers attached to the minister of transportation attacked his convoy, while allegedly attempting to assassinate him.
But Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi Media Office in a statement yesterday said, “In a blatant show of naked raw power, Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi this (yesterday) afternoon narrowly escaped being shot by security men attached to the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike. His car wasn’t that lucky though. The car was vandalized with a broken side mirror.”
Report of the sad incident was immediately lodged at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) of the Rivers Police Command, headed by Zaki Ahmed, while Ubaji’s rifle had not been recovered, with Ewelu and other injured policemen still receiving treatment in undisclosed hospitals in Port Harcourt, as at press time.
It was exclusively gathered yesterday evening in Port Harcourt through a top security source, who would not want to be named, that the unfortunate incident heightened tension in the area, with passersby, motorists, other road users and persons in the neighbourhood scampering to safety, to avoid being hit by stray bullets in the confusion.
The security source said: “Today, November 11, 2017 (yesterday) at 3 p.m., the Transportation Minister, who was driving from the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa, in company with police escorts, got his convoy intercepted by the Rivers governor (Wike) at Trans-Amadi Industrial Layout by Nkpogu in Port Harcourt. The security details managed to ferry Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi to safety, after which the Rivers governor led his Chief Security Officer (CSO), Promise Wosu, a Superintendent of Police (SP), and about ten mobile policemen, to attack his predecessor/benefactor’s convoy.
“The Rivers governor and his troops physically assaulted by slapping and bruising the policemen, especially Inspector Johnson Imonikhe, Sgt. Eteng Ewelu and Sgt. Princewill Ubaji, attached to the transportation minister and the governor made away with the AK-47 rifle of Sgt. Princewill Ubaji, one of the policemen attached to the transportation minister.
“The AK-47 rifle was forcibly taken away personally by Governor Wike, who was accompanied by his CSO. The policeman with blood on his face, Sgt. Eteng Ewelu, was hit with an iron by Wosu (Wike’s CSO), in the presence of the Rivers State governor.
“The snatched AK-47 rifle is still in the custody of the Rivers governor’s team and the incident has been referred to State CID (SCID) for investigation.”
When contacted for his reaction through the telephone yesterday evening, the Rivers Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), stated that he would find out the details, asking our reporter to call back in ten minutes, but when contacted twice, after thirty minutes, he did not picked the calls, and he had not returned the call, as at press time.
Nwakaudu in a statement said: “Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on Saturday escaped assassination, as Special Anti-Robbery Squad operatives and soldiers of the Nigerian Army in the motorcade of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, attacked his convoy.
“The governor, who was on project inspection, was attacked at Nwanja Junction on Trans-Amadi Road. The SARs personnel and soldiers in the minister’s convoy hit down the governor’s escort rider and attacked the policemen in the pilot car. Mr Debewari, Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to the minister of transportation, supervised the attack, which included damage of cameras held by journalists.
“Also part of the attack was the Commander of F-SARS in Rivers State, Mr. Akin Fakorede (a Chief Superintendent of Police), who received the minister of transportation at the Port Harcourt International Airport and accompanied him on his trip.”
He added that after the attack the governor continued with his inspection of projects, adding that Wike was not harmed.
The minister’s media office said the incident which occurred along Trans-Amadi Road, Nwaja axis involved cars of many of Amaechi’s supporters while the Minister’s black jeep was intercepted and blocked at the junction by the security motorcycle outrider attached to Wike after two cars had passed through.
The statement added, “One of the two cars had security men assigned to protect the minister in Port Harcourt. Suddenly, gun-toting security men attached to Wike’s convoy surrounded the Minister’s car, threatening to shoot him. They hit the car, tried to smash the windscreens, back and side windows and broke a side mirror. All through this attack, Amaechi remained calm, inside the fortified Jeep. While the attack occurred, Wike remained inside his vehicle.”
It added that the minister eventually passed through after the intervention of the security team on ground to protect him in Port Harcourt. It continued, “However, when Governor Wike got to the point where the incident occurred after Amaechi’s vehicle had gone by, his security men blocked the road again, dragged out from a vehicle and thoroughly beat up a police man attached to protect Amaechi in Port Harcourt. The Policeman’s riffle was also taken from him.”
The Amaechi media office added that Wike came out of his car, and with his security team went from one vehicle to another of Amaechi’s supporters charging at them, harassing and abusing them. It alleged that Wike’s security men were heard loudly insulting Amaechi and calling him derogative names.
In the meantime, Ikwerre youths have condemned what they called the attack on Amaechi and the policemen in his convoy.
The Ikwerre Youth Movement (IYM) International from the four Rivers Local Government Areas of Port Harcourt City, Obio/Akpor, Ikwerre and Emohua, described the attack as very unfortunate and least expected.
Amaechi and Wike are both Ikwerre. The transportation minister hails from Ubima in Ikwerre LGA, while the Rivers governor is an indigene of Rumueprikom in Obio/Akpor council.
IYM, through its President-General, Azubuike Nwanjoku, a member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, representing Ikwerre constituency, in an online statement by the group’s National Publicity Secretary, Dike Bekwele, declared that Wike’s action was suicidal and detrimental to the already-charged environment being witnessed in the state and insecurity in Rivers in recent times.
Things you don’t know about KINGP
The musical journey of KINGP
Promise Ilebor otherwise known as KINGP got into music as a record label executive in 2012. He didn’t release any music until 2014 when he featured Gongo Aso crooner and LKT in his Agbero single with his then group called D Confirm.
He didn’t release a single as KINGP the solo artist until 2019 when he released a monster hit, BANGA featuring rapper, Zlatan. The single did really well and quickly shot him into prominence in the music industry. That was his first official single as KINGP, after leaving D Confirm.
KINGP was born on January 18th in Lagos State, Nigeria and grew up there. At some point, he moved to Ibadan where he had his junior high school education. From there, he moved to the Texas United States of America.
Education and qualifications
When he moved to Texas, he had his Senior High school and got a scholarship from the University of Oregon where he doubled major in Psychology and Computer Science. He finished with his university education and got his Bachelor’s in both major. He also has two associate degrees in General Studies and Associate of Science at Lane Community College in Oregon USA.
Music career and interests
He’s a successful label executive and a successful real estate investor.
Genre of music
KINGP does pretty much all kinds of music because he doesn’t want to be boxed into a particular genre of music. His passion for music keeps growing that he always wants to get out of his comfort zone to make timeless and relatable music because to him, that is what makes an artiste.
Follow KingP on Twitter / Instagram: @Kingpbrg
Listen to “Banga” by King P ft Zlatan Banga
Enugu State Bans Use Of Fireworks During The Yelutide Season
The Enugu State police has prohibited the use of knockouts in this festive season warning that violators would face the wrath of the law.
The Enugu State Police Command has reiterated its ban on use of fireworks this festive season.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement on Tuesday, December 10th that the ban was due to the explosives’ security implications.
“Their usages are capable of diverting the attention of security agencies from knowing when things are going wrong in our environment.
“It could also ignite an inferno when thrown either knowingly or unknowingly to inflammable materials in our environment and considering the dry season and its associated situations.’’
According to him, the command is advising the public, parents and caregivers to warn their children and wards against the use of fireworks.
The police spokesman noted that the command, in partnership with other sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders, had been directed by the commissioner of police to fish out violators.
“Violators will be made to face the consequences in line with the relevant sections of the law. “The command further advises members of the public to be security conscious and law abiding,’’ he added.
“I hate my big breasts” Lady laments as she narrates how her mum and neighbours shamed her when she began growing breasts early
A Nigerian lady, with the handle @mimiubinu has taken to Instagram to disclose how much she hates being busty.
She went on to narrate how her mum, neighbours and school mates shamed her for growing breasts early.
She recalled how men were already trying to take advantage of her from the age of 9, by buying her things, just because she began growing breasts earlier than her peers.
She claimed that when her mother noticed her breasts for the first time, she created a scene, saying that her daughter has “spoil” and she called neighbours to come and see for themselves.
She added that classmates also bullied and shamed her for her big breasts.
Growing up I hated my big boobs
It’s was not this funny o. Growing up I hate my boobs, I used to cry every night, lord why me? Why do I have boobs at the tender age of 9 wen my mate were all flat chested? Why ? Why? Now everyone thinks I have “spoil”. I recall meeting my best friend begging her to tie wrapper very tight on my chest so they can go back…true story. The reason I hate my boobs was my mother, surprised? Don’t be, I’ll get there. At the tender age of 9 I’d know that my school teachers, lesson teacher and random guys were toasting me i didn’t understand why grown men were always buying my biscuits, sweet or ice cream. I didn’t but I do now ?. Okay back to the gist, one day I got into trouble as usual in my mother’s way of scolding me she usually takes off my clothes to whip me with cane or kobobo, as she proceeds to raise up my clothes my big round breast face her, she screamed OMG ? this girl don spoil oo, neighbors come oo. Neighbor came both male and female. See her chest as she small reach she don dey grow breast my mum said. My breast was there for everyone to see, judge, poke at. I just stood there wishing the ground could swallow me, wat is my offense, Did I give myself breast? I thought to myself. Na men dey drawn the breast a neighbor chip in. I couldn’t shower outside anymore like all my mates did, I’d queue like the grown up to use the bathroom. Oh!, and my class mate in primary school didn’t make life easy for me either, lol. I was picked on called bad girl just because I was the only one in my class with breast. I remember one day I had a sleep over in my class mate house we went in to shower I refused to take off my singlet, take it off she yelled, I said naa I’m good I’ll shower like this, she was adamant proceeded to pull my singlet up and viola breast in her face, I saw the shock, the disbelief, and disgust on her face. At the age of sixteen they were already like big size paw paw, very big round and sitting proudly on my chest. When my mate were all rocking tank tops i was forbidden ? to ever wear tank top, why? I don’t know.Lately I’ve been thinking of going for breast reduction? What do you think guys? Leave a comment please.
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