Rivers APC Chieftain Denies Link With Police Officer’s Death

The APC chieftain, Augustine Wokocha, said linking him to the beheading of the officer was a fabrication by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.


Concise News Correspondents 

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, Augustine Wokocha, has denied involvement with the beheading of a police officer during the December  10 rerun of legislative.

And Wokocha said linking him to the beheading of the officer was a fabrication by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

Wokocha, the immediate past Commissioner for Power in the state, made this known during a press briefing in Port Harcourt.

He said he was detained with others all through the period of the election and the last of them was released on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

“Let me say without equivocation that there is no iota of truth in this fabricated allegation.

“On the election day, I conducted myself peacefully throughout the exercise against all provocation, even when I was illegally detained,” he said.

Wokocha urged the law enforcement agencies to thoroughly investigate the allegation against him to ensure that the truth was laid bare.

He said his political opponents in their desperation to prove their supremacy, recruited boys who allegedly committed several murders of so many APC members and made the local government area ungovernable.

“Today, the same people who were disturbing the peace and alleged to have masterminded some high profile killings in the area, are now enjoying amnesty from the PDP led state government.

“It is therefore condemnable that these same characters extended their dastardly acts to the law enforcement agents who came to maintain peace during the legislative re-run elections.

“What I find most shocking and amazing in this sad, most regrettable, ignoble act and situation, is the determination of the mischief makers to ensure that the killing is credited to me,” he added.

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