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Tape Threat: Igp Sets Up Panel To Investigate Wike


SAN FRANCISCO, December 17, (THEWILL) – Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has set up a panel to investigate and analyse an alleged audio tape where Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers state, allegedly threatened an electoral officer in the legislative re-run elections in the state.

THEWILL recalls that an audio clip was recently released by an online medium purportedly to be the voice of Wike pertaining to the Rivers elections.

In a statement issued by Don Awunah, the force spokesman, the panel would also investigate the 70 incidents mentioned by Mahmud Yakub, the INEC chairman, during the elections.

NAN reports that Awunah 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,” he said.

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

Story by Oputah David