See What DSS Operatives Did To Governor Wike During Attempt To Abduct A Federal High Court Judge (Photos)

Rivers State Governor, Wike alleges plot to declare state of emergency in Rivers State. According to a statement signed by Special Assistant to the Rivers State Governor, Electronic Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, the illegal siege on Rivers State by Federal security agencies continued unabated during the early hours of Saturdays hundreds of Department of State Services (DSS) operatives and policemen attempted to illegally abduct a Federal High Court judge residing at Number 35 Forces Avenue in Port Harcourt.

The illegal failed abduction was led by Mr Tosin Ajayi, Rivers State Director of the Department of State Services (DSS) and Rivers State Police Commissioner, Mr Francis Odesanya. The operatives of DSS reportedly rough-handled Governor Wike, pushing him around and injuring his hand. A few of the operatives cocked their rifles and threatened to shoot the Governor.

They were irked by Governor Wike’s arrival at the scene shortly after the failed abduction process began. It was learnt that Governor Wike received security information on the illegal moves, minutes after the operation started.

The security operatives blocked the entrance of the residence of the Federal High Court judge at about 1am on saturday morning, claiming that they were acting on orders from above. As they dragged Governor Wike, they insisted that they must be allowed to leave with the judge.

However, the commotion attracted passers by and journalists who thronged the vicinity to know why hundreds of security agents in several Patrol vans had been mobilized.

Upon the arrival of the national media, the Rivers State Director of the DSS, Mr Tosin Ajayi jumped into his vehicle and fled the scene. However, addressing journalists, Rivers State Police Commissioner, Francis Odesanya said the two security agencies were at the scene because they received privileged information. Odesanya claimed he was at the scene as a peace maker.1a1abHe declined comments on why the Police joined the DSS to abduct a serving Federal High Court judge. In an interview with journalists at the scene of the failed illegal abduction of a Federal High Court judge by the Police and DSS, Governor Wike said it will not be under his watch that security agencies wiĺl be allowed to entrench needless impunity.

He declared that their reckless action portends danger to the nation’s democracy, noting that he is convinced that President Buhari is not aware of the level of impunity being perpetrated by Federal Security agencies.

Governor Wike stated that whatever the situation, the rule of law must prevail in a democratic setting. He said if the security agencies had a lawful directive to implement, they must follow due process .

According to him;

“Not under my watch wiĺl I allow this kind of impunity to take place. That is why we are here. I don’t know which judge they were detailed to abduct. I didn’t bother myself to know which judge. All I am interested in is that, at this level, it is not allowed. “He is not a criminal and he is not an armed robber. If the person has committed an offence, invite him. It is only when he refuses to honour the invitation that you can adopt this commando style. “The Commissioner of Police is here, the Director of DSS is here. Their operatives cocked their guns and threatened to shoot me. I have never seen that before. Again , this is to tell you what we are facing . We know that more will come. For us in this state, we shall continue to resist it.”

Governor Wike added:

“It doesn’t matter what it will cost. When you talk about liberty, sacrifices must be made. We are not trying to stop an arrest. All we are saying is that things must be done decently and in line with the rule of law. “Rivers State is under siege. For you to see a governor out at this time of the day, something is wrong. A siege is an understatement. If this type of thing happens next time, the people wiĺl resist it to the last”. “The governor stressed: “They are trying to do something funny in this state, probably to declare a state of emergency.1a2

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  • chika bibian

    What was he doing there at that time.

  • So we have 100+ of dss, they can’t fight militants…1am una dey go harass person for em house….this is uselessness

    • Sars and dss, should be deployed to brono ,sambisa forest, they are of no use to the civilian population

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    We really hv group of animals in ds country,dss and d rest,if they want to flex muscles, they shud go after kidnappers,dss,efcc re all pawns if d govt,i wonder if this is d democracy and change we clamored for

    • Frederick Christopher

      our democracy is finished… they want to use this to scare the judicial and law makers and even the judges before 2019 elections. This is inhuman. Even a serving governor can not be given single atom of respect. Its shameful. He forgets international community are watching and he will not sit on that sit for ever. Even to scare the judiciary not to pass judgement favoring the pdp on the edo state elections against the PDP in the electoral tribunals… I wonder what is happening???? It a shame some ignorant Nigerians brought this plague upon us.

  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Lets say Wike is lucky he wasn’t shot, He shouldn’t have come against Security Personnel acting under Orders from above.

    • Mezzy Gilbert

      What do u mean?this unjust,what right do they hv to point a gun at him,someone that wasn’t even invited for questioning,all of a sudden dss,police were trying to abduct him,

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        Because he is acting like a kid

    • Olovo Obinna

      That’s the state governor…. He is the number one citizen of that state as such ,,,the operations like that,,,he is supposed to be aware

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        I think he is aware anyway, but does he have any right to stop them?

        • Olovo Obinna

          He has right to know why n ask question especially when the arrest is suspicious


      sumtims ur opinions are jst vry blind………who de hell is order frm abov dat is too big for de excutive governor of de state nt to questioned his decision……..dats de first citizen of de state…

      • Cornel Nwankwo

        I notice your own opinions have a clear sight bro, no doubt……
        Thank you for your compliment

        • lol… @cornelnwankwo:disqus

  • emekachilaka

    Too bad 🙅

  • Olovo Obinna

    This government is complete failure….. Why will DSS tries to arrest a judge with force without formal invitation ….sometimes I wonder if this security agencies are really independent

  • WillieBravo

    What a shame. I always knew this whole charade was politrickal