BREAKING: Gov Wike Storms Residence Of Ex-NDDC MD, Nunieh Over Police Siege, Rescues Her [Photos +VIDEO]
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reportedly stormed the residence of a former acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, after police operatives laid siege to her house in the early hours of Thursday.
#NDDCSAGA: Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike rescues former NDDC MD, Joy Nunieh from "house arrest."
Governor Wike forced entry into Joy Nunieh's residence, ordered police officers out and later drove off with her. pic.twitter.com/zT72Eh7ftH
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The security agents were said to have prevented Nunieh from leaving her residence in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, in an alleged bid to stop her from appearing before a senate panel investigating allegations of corruption in the NDDC.
Governor Wike, according to TVC, forced his way into Nunieh’s residence and rescued her from “house arrest”.
The governor was also said to have ordered the policemen to vacate the Ex-NDDC MD’s residence located at number 3, Owuru Creek view, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt.
Nunieh had recently accused the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, of corruption and sexual harassment.
She was scheduled to appear before the Senate panel investigating alleged corruption in the NDDC on Thursday (today) in Abuja.
The panel is investigating alleged misappropriation of N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the NDDC.