The police have invited some international specialists to help with the forensic evaluation of the leaked audio of Governor Nyesom Wike’s alleged cellphone calls in the course of the legislative rerun election in Rivers State.
The consultants had been invited by the police as a part of investigation into the alleged rigging of the election and the alleged menace to the lives of some electoral officers throughout the ballot.
The Inspector-Common of Police, Ibrahim Idris, defined on Wednesday that the international analysts would quickly be within the nation to help with the continuing investigation into the violence that rocked the ballot throughout which two cops, DSP Mohammed Alkali and his driver, Sgt. Peter Uchi, had been beheaded and their heads thrown right into a river.
Talking when the Chairman of the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, paid him a go to on the Pressure Headquarters in Abuja, the IG said that the specialists would provide assist in audio evaluation of some leaked recordings throughout the election.
He famous that the 2 cops had been killed as a result of they answered the decision of responsibility and vowed that the Power would go away no stone unturned to make sure that these indicted for the homicide have been punished.
The IG affirmed that the election violence in Rivers State can be the final that might be witnessed within the nation.
He mentioned, “A panel shall be inaugurated tomorrow (immediately) that consists of specialists and professionals that can look into ending electoral violence within the nation.
“We’re additionally getting assist from CSOs (civil society organisations) from exterior the nation who really feel dedicated that it’s time for Nigeria to have peaceable elections. They’re providing help in audio evaluation of some audio recordings which were viral on Fb and really quickly they are going to be within the nation to help us with a few of these audio recordings.
“All these are steps taken to make sure that we resolve this election violence and by the grace of God, Rivers would be the final state that we’re going to have this type of expertise, it is going to by no means occur once more.”
The IG acknowledged that the 4 suspects arrested in reference to the election violence had given helpful data to the police concerning the homicide of the cops.
Idris stated, “We misplaced two of our officers on the day of the election. They had been kidnapped, their heads have been severed from their our bodies and their our bodies have been buried in shallow graves. The car during which they had been kidnapped has been recovered.
“We now have recovered their our bodies, however sadly, the knowledge we acquired from suspects arrested revealed that after severing their heads from their our bodies, their heads had been thrown into the river.
“These folks had been killed not due to any private concern however as a result of they answered the decision of responsibility to serve within the election that befell in Rivers and it is extremely unhappy that their lives needed to finish like this.”
The police boss emphasised the roles of political leaders within the conduct of peaceable elections, noting that irresponsible leaders typically fanned the embers of discord.
The IG additional noticed that for elections to achieve success in any state, the assist of the federal government and celebration members within the state was paramount.
“The incident in Rivers reveals that for us to have a peaceable election aside from businesses which can be the main stakeholders, we’d like the assist of the federal government and the folks within the space the place the elections are performed. If the folks in control of governance, political events and residents usually are not able to cooperate, then it will likely be troublesome to conduct a peaceable and clean course of,” he careworn.
Additionally talking, the INEC boss mentioned the fee can be concerned within the burial preparations of the policemen that died in the course of the election.
He stated, “We condole with you and your entire Nigeria Police Drive over the lack of your gallant officers in the middle of the Rivers rerun elections by way of nationwide service. It’s with heavy coronary heart that we want to rental
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