An allegation has been made against men of the Rivers state police command who have been accused of shooting a protester during a peaceful procession in Rivers state today. Read the press statement below;
The Rivers State Police Command opened fire on a peaceful procession of members of the PDP to the Rivers State House of Assembly on a solidarity visit to the Speaker of the House of Assembly , Mr Dabo Adams . The police shot one of the PDP members on his foot and injured several others at the Moscow Road Roundabout near the State House of Assembly .
As the team moved towards Government House , Port Harcourt on Thursday , the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Steven Hasso ordered his operatives to physically assault the Cameraman of Channels Television , Mr Ekikere Udom. The ACP and his operatives used their guns to batter the Channels Television Cameraman , dispossesing of his telephones and other valuables.
At the front of the Government House , Port Harcourt , ACP Hasso and his operatives also physically assualted the Chief Security Officer of Government House. They shut repeatedly into the air, the Government House security prevented them from gaining entrance .
Mr Hasso, the Rivers State Police Command Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations kept on shouting , “these APC supporters must meet Wike in Government House since they cannot go to the State House of Assembly “.
Hasso backed the APC protesters with 20 Hilux Vans, while DSS operatives in four Hilux vans was in their company .
Despite the attacks by the Rivers State Police Command , the members of the PDP marched to the Rivers State House of Assembly where they declared that nobody would be allowed to rig elections in the state .
The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) , Mr Samuel Nwanosike said that despite the attacks by the police, the PDP members marched to the House of Assembly to show solidarity with the speaker and honourable members .