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A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has granted a motion ex-parte filed by Edison Ehie, Chief of Staff, Rivers State Government House against the Nigerian Police.

Ehie had approached the court urging it to restrain the police or other security agencies from arresting, detaining and harassing him over allegations of his involvement in the invasion of the Rivers state House of Assembly.

Ehie, was a former lawmaker representing Ahoada East, before he voluntarily resigned as a member of the 10th assembly and was later appointment as the Chief of staff Government House by Governor Fubara.

Our Correspondent learnt that 25 lawmakers led by Martins Amaewhule, loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, had written criminal petitions against to the Rivers state Police command linking Edison Ehie to the attack and burning of the hallowed chambers of the Rivers state House of Assembly by unknown hoodlums.

In the petition, the lawmakers had demanded that the police to arrest, prosecute Ehie for his alleged involvement in the burning of the hallowed chamber of the house of assembly.

Recall that on Sunday, October 29 an explosion rocked the Rivers State House of Assembly complex, with some properties in the chamber destroyed.

It was earlier reported that the incident occurred when some suspected arsonists threw an explosive into the complex around 9.30pm, causing a fire outbreak in the hallowed chamber of the assembly complex.

The explosion occurred prior to a failed impeachment attempt on the state Governor of Rivers State, Siminalayi Fubara, by some 25 lawmakers loyal to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Presiding Judge, Justice Sika Aprioku after granting the order, adjourned till February 6, 2024 for hearing of the substantive application.



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