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Nunieh speaks as Wike rescues Ex-NDDC Boss from House Arrest

The embattled former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Joy Nunieh, has appreciated the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike for rescuing her from police detention at her House in Port Harcourt.

Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Nunieh commended the governor for coming to her rescue and escorting her to Government House.

Nunieh said she was rescued from heavily armed policemen who wanted to whisk her away without a warrant. She added that Governor Wike came to her rescue at the point the policemen were still trying to pull down the security door leading to her room.

She said, “They (policemen) started trying to break the security door. Because it was a security door, they spent time to try to break the door.

“Before I asked them of their warrant of arrest and they said they didn’t have any. I then said I cannot go with any of the policemen. I need to see the warrant of arrest. We are not in a banana republic.

“So, my governor came and sent them out; and said why would they come to arrest a woman like an armed robber? My governor told them that they should leave the compound. I am safely here with my governor in Government House, Port Harcourt.

“I really want to thank the Governor. I really don’t know what to say but my Governor is a man. He is a man. He didn’t just say it that nothing should happen to me, he came to my rescue. I want to say thank you to my Governor.”

This newspaper reports that Wike had rescued the embattled former NDDC MD from house arrest at her residence after police stormed Nunieh’s residence located at 3, Owuru Creek view, off Herbert Macaulay Street, Old GRA, Port Harcourt.

Nunieh was due to appear before a Senate panel in Abuja investigating the activities of the agency. This comes hours after police officers cordoned off her house preventing any entry and exit.

Governor Wike’s convoy had earlier driven past the street to Nunieh’s residence before eventually forcing entry into her residence and ordering the police officers out.

Moments later she emerged from the building and was driven off in the same vehicle as the Governor.

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