Commissioner of Police Emeka Nwonyi expressed this information in a statement signed by the command’s spokesperson, Superintendent of Police Grace Iringe-Koko.
The statement revealed that the youths forcibly entered Speaker Amaewhule’s residence on Forces Avenue, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, causing damage to the entrance gate.
Nwonyi also informed that security has been heightened at the state House of Assembly complex on Moscow Road, Port Harcourt, as well as the Speaker’s residence and other strategic locations and infrastructure in order to prevent any further unrest.
The statement read, “On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at around 11:30 am, the Rivers State Police Command arrested some individuals led by Chijioke Ihunwo, who broke into the official residence of Speaker Martins Amaewhule at Forces Avenue, Old GRA, Port Harcourt with the intention of committing a felony. They forcefully gained entry and caused malicious damage to the house gate.”
“Upon receiving a distress call regarding their activities, the command promptly dispatched tactical teams to the scene where 122 suspects, including Chijioke Ihunwo, were apprehended. They have been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department in Port Harcourt for a thorough investigation.”