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Monday, 3rd August, 2020
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JUST IN: Wike foils ex-NDDC MD Nunieh arrest, moves her to Government House
Jul 16, 2020
By: Abara Bleesing Oluchi

Rivers State Governor, Mr Nyesom Wike, has reportedly intervened in the alleged invasion of the home of former managing director of the NDDC, Joy Nunieh, in Port Harcourt.

In a video that surfaced online, armed security operatives were seen surrounding the home of Nunieh.

Nunieh had in a recent interview accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, of sexually harassing her, corruption, and abuse of office, among other allegations.

But in a statement by his spokesman, Aniete Ekong, described the allegations as “false, malicious and libellous.”

A House of Representatives’ Committee had invited Nunieh to appear before it today in Abuja, according to Channels TV.

Recall that before the alleged invasion, the Rivers State Government had on Tuesday said it would not allow any harm befall Nunieh with regards to the ongoing probe of the NDDC.

The state government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said, “We wish to state that while we are not interested in identifying with the present unfolding drama in the NDDC; we will not, however, fail to protect our daughter from actual harm or perceived danger.

“The state owes it as a duty to protect her citizens from danger no matter their political affiliation, and we cannot fold our arms and watch anyone harm her or indeed any Rivers citizen. We advise those involved in the present altercations in the NDDC to thread with caution in their actions and utterances.”

Details later…

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