Former Acting MD of NDDC seeks refuge in Rivers government house

By Ifunanya Obeme-Ndukwe

The former Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joi Nunieh was earlier today rescued by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike from security operatives who invaded her residence in Portharcourt and attempted to forcefully arrest her.

Men on Police Uniform invaded her residence, preventing her from catching up with her flight to Abuja to give testimony at the ongoing Probe at the National Assembly. Speaking on, in a telephone interview, Nunieh confirmed that police personnel broke into her house and stopped her and members of her family from leaving their home.

She was carried by the governor to the government house for safety purpose. Meanwhile; report says the order of the arrest was not directed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu. It is yet unknown who ordered for her arrest, without an arrest warrant.

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike had few days ago warned the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio that no harm should come to the former Acting MD of the NDDC in relation with the recent clash between the two. Nunieh has been giving testimony in ongoing investigation of NDDC by the National Assembly and has been in face-off with Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

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