Rivers State Crisis: APC Forum Tells IGP to Obey Court Order

Inspector General of Police, IGP, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun
Inspector General of Police, IGP, Kayode Adeolu EgbetokunX (Formerly Twitter)

The All Progressives Congress State Assembly Forum (APCAF) has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun to stick to an order of the law court which restrained him from apprehending the Chief of Staff to Rivers State Governor, Sim Fubara, Edison Ehie.

A High Court sitting in Port Harcourt the Rivers State capital had renewed and extended the interim court order preventing the Nigerian Police and its sister agencies from apprehending Edison Ehie.

Meanwhile, the directive was renewed by Justice Sika Apriokuthe, the  trial Judge, following a complaint by Ehie’s lawyer, Damian Okoro (SAN) who told the judge that despite the court’s earlier order, the police had gone ahead to declare Edison wanted.

Commenting, APCAF Director General, Fubara Dagogo, in a press statement made available on Tuesday, tasked the police boss to promote the rule of law in Rivers State and allow the matter to be completely settled by the court as has been approached by those involved.

Dagogo urged the key stakeholders to maintain peace, stressing that Rivers State and its subjects stand to lose in government and development, if the crisis persists.

“Now is the time to maintain peace in Rivers State. Without peace, our state and its subjects will lose so much in government and development. We need peace as we demand for the dividends of democracy from our political actors,” he uttered.

“I urge the IGP and other key stakeholders to lead the way of peace and obey the court order on the proceedings.

“Let us observe the rule of law because we belong to a nation with a constitution that governs its affairs. I think that our court orders should not be neglected anymore.”

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