Rivers Re-run: Police Dismiss Six Officers Attached to Wike

Dele Ogbodo in Abuja and Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt. 

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), friday, said six of its personnel attached to the Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, have been dismissed.

Don Awunah

The Rivers State Government has described the sack of the policemen as a sad development, particularly for the image of the Nigeria Police Force.

A statement signed by DCP, Don Awunah, the Force Public Relations Officer, said they were dismissed for misuse of firearms during the last parliamentary election last year.

Awunah said the six officers would also be prosecuted under the Electoral Act to serve as deterrent to others.

According to him, the six officers flouted the rules by flagrantly escorting their principals and political office holders to polling booths during the election.

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