The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Joseph Mukan, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to release the former Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission, Joi Nunieh.
Okay.ng recalls that Wike had whisked away with Nunieh when armed policemen stormed her residence in Old GRA, Port Harcourt.
However, the Rivers CP speaking on the incident at his office, said although Governor Wike is free to protect his citizens, he should however do that within the confines of the law.
He said: “It is really unfortunate because under normal circumstance if His Excellency (Wike) is saying that he went to rescue her, he is supposed to turn her over to me because I am the Commissioner of Police on ground and I will be in a better position to take her than for him to take her to Government House.
“Nobody said he should not protect his citizens, but everything should be done within the confines of the law.
“So if you rescue your citizen, we expect you to turn her over to the police who are in a better position to protect her. I still believe he is going to turn her over because the exercise was legitimate. It was within the confines of the law.”