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Police Sets Up Panel to Investigate Gov. Wike over Alleged Comments on Leaked Audio Clip

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Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim

Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has set up a panel to investigate and analyse an audio clip where Rivers governor, Nyesom Wike allegedly threatened to kill INEC officials during the last legislative rerun elections in the state.

In a statement issued  the Force spokesman, DCP Don Awunah, said the panel would also investigate 70 incidents mentioned by the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, during the elections.

He enjoined the Rivers government and INEC to avail the panel with facts at their disposal to achieve a comprehensive and conclusive investigation.

“The election observers, civil society groups, Human Rights watchers and other stakeholders are equally called upon to assist the team with valuable information they may have,” the statement said.

The panel headed by a Deputy Commissioner of Police, has 30 days to submit its report which will be made public.

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