Nationwide Assassination alarm: Immunity your saving grace – FG replies Wike
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Wednesday declared that the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike would have been a guest of the law enforcement agents by now but for the immunity he enjoys as governor.
Newsworth recalls that Wike had on Sunday during a church thanksgiving in Port Harcourt, the state capital, as well as on Channels TV on Monday alleged that the federal government is planning to assassinate him.
According to him, “Intelligence report available to us as of this morning indicated that they are plotting to assassinate me in a crowd and claim it was an accidental discharge.
“The level of conspiracy against Rivers state is unfortunate. Instead of focusing on governance, they focus on how to assassinate me or frame me up.”
Asked to react to the allegation by State House correspondents, Mohammed stated that immunity was the reason Wike was not already answering questions over the claim, disclosing that he was in the past invited by the Nigeria Police Force headquarters when he made similar allegation.
His words, “As to the question about the allegation by the governor of Rivers State that he has information that he will be assassinated by the federal government in a crowd, I think one of the beauties of being a governor is that you enjoy immunity from prosecution and arrest.
“I remember a couple of years ago when I made similar allegations, I was invited to Force Headquarters,” the federal government’s spokesman said.