It was gathered that the Department of State Security, DSS, has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, of impeding its operations in the state and helping a judge under corruption investigation to clandestinely move $2 million cash away from the judge’s house in Port Harcourt.
DSS said in a statement on Saturday that credible intelligence revealed that the Judge had $2 million stashed in his house.
It said that when the judge was approached for due search to be conducted, “he in concert with the State Governor, Nyesom Wike mobilized thugs against the Service team.
“The team restrained itself in the face of unbridled provocative activities by those brought in by the Governor. Unfortunately, the Judge and Governor also engaged the tacit support of a sister security agency.”
The statement further claimed that the Service surveillance team noticed that upon frustrating the operation, the Judge with the active support of the Governor craftily moved the money to an unknown location which the Service is currently making effort to unravel.
Meanwhile, Wike had accused the security team of manhandling him, wondering why the team chose 1 am to storm the judge’s residence, stating that all he expected the security men to have done was to invite the judge and if he had ignored the invitation then other legal steps should have been taken.
The governor explained that he never bothered to know the name of the judge but only had to come out to stop the attempted abduction of the judge because as the Chief Security Officer of the state he would not allow such lawlessness in his state
According to Wike, “What has happened this night is unfortunate. Even in military government it has never happened like this , you listen to people. That is why we are here. I said not under my watch will I allow this type of activity take place.
“The DSS, Police they cocked their guns and said they will shoot me. And I told them I have never heard this type of thing happen before. Again this is to show that more of this will come.”