Alleged Wike Attack: Protesters Shut Down Port Harcourt, Call For Removal Of SARS Commander

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LAGOS NOVEMBER 16TH (NEWRANGERS)-Thousands of Omuma People of Rivers State took to the streets of Port Harcourt on Wednesday to protest the alleged use of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destabilize the security architecture.
The Omuma people also condemned the alleged use of SARS by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to attack the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike.
They said the action of the police unit, in the alleged conspiracy with federal forces, had placed the life of the governor in danger, especially against the backdrop of the attack on the governor on Saturday.
The protesters, who were dressed in black, sang anti-SARS songs and displayed placards condemning SARS.
They marched through Azikiwe Street, Bank Road and terminated at the State Secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists on Moscow Road.
Member of the Rivers State House of Assembly representing Omuma State Constituency, Kelechi Nwogu, urged the international community to prevail on the Inspector General of Police to transfer the Rivers State SARS Commander, Akin Fakorede, out of the state.
He said the attack on the convoy of Governor Wike by SARS operatives and the subsequent cover-up by the Minister of Transportation and the Rivers State Police Command proved that the plot to harm the governor was hatched in high quarters.
Nwogu said, “Despite the plots of the APC, using Akin Fakorede, Governor Wike will survive all the negative plans against him.
“Without Akin Fakorede, SARS will continue to exist. Therefore, he should be transferred.”
The lawmaker decried the alleged sack of the police outrider in the convoy of Governor Wike despite the fact that he was almost killed by the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, who reportedly knocked him down.
In his remarks, the Rivers State Commissioner for Chieftaincy, Sylvanus Nwankwo, condemned the attack on the governor.
He prayed God to protect the Rivers State governor from the enemies of the state.
He said the people of Rivers State would no longer watch criminals parading as policemen, destroy the foundation of the state.
An Omuma women leader, Irene Ihenekwu, said Omuma women were demanding the immediate transfer of SARS Commander, Akin Fakorede.
Caretaker Chairman of Omuma Local Government Area, Philip Onyeche, while condemning the attack on Governor Wike by SARS operatives in the convoy of the Minister of Transportation, called for the prosecution of the SARS Commander, Akin Fakorede.

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